PMS Symptoms but No Period – Pregnancy, Norm or Pathology?
- Polycystic ovary syndrome is accompanied by anovulation, oligomenorrhea (scanty periods), amenorrhea (period without blood), hirsuties (pathological hirsuteness, mainly in places, not typical for women – on face, breasts, buttocks, etc) and obesity. In order to correct this pathology the doctor usually prescribes oral contraceptives;
- Adhesive processes in the uterus and the cervix result from past manipulations (Caesarean operation, abortion) or inflammation (cervicitis, endometritis). If the scars appear immediately on the endometrial lining, it becomes unable to prepare itself to pregnancy, that is to say, it is not expanded and rejected at the beginning of the cycle, which leads to a period without blood. If the adhesions are located in the uterine cervix, the proliferation process does take place, but menstrual blood cannot be discharged due to mechanical obstruction. In this case, the PMS is rather painful. Treatment of adhesions is mostly surgical;
- Anemia, especially on the background of hemorrhage, is a possible cause of absence of the period in one or more cycles;
- Stress, physical or psychological. Exhaustive workouts or powerful shock may affect hormonal activity in the organism and result in a cycle with no period. In such cases, the woman simply needs rest;
- Rapid weight loss causes delay of periods, since lipocytes (fat cells) are vital for endocrine regulation. They are natural depositories of some hormones; thus their inadequate decrease results in PMS symptoms but no period;
- Complications due to certain contraceptive methods, such as an intrauterine This kind of problems is resolved individually with the help of a gynecologist.