Symptoms of Menstrual Disorders
Menorrhagia (Heavy Bleeding)
- Your pads and tampons are saturated with blood (and need to be changed) more frequently than once every hour.
- Your periods last longer than seven days.
Amenorrhea (Lack of Menstruation)
- You are 16 years old or older and have never had a menstrual period.
- You are 14 years old or older, have not had normal sexual development (development of breasts and/or pubic hair), and have never had a menstrual period.
- You have not had a menstrual period, and it has been at least two years since you went through puberty (normal sexual development).
Abnormal uterine bleeding. FamilyDoctor.org website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/abnormal-uterine-bleeding.html. Updated August 2010. Accessed August 20, 2012.
Amenorrhea. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated January 21, 2011. Accessed August 20, 2012.
Amenorrhea. FamilyDoctor.org website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/amenorrhea.html. Updated August 2010. Accessed August 20, 2012.
Heavy menstrual bleeding. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated 25, 2012. Accessed August 20, 2012.
- Reviewer: Andrea Chisholm, MD
- Review Date: 09/2014 -
- Update Date: 09/17/2014 -
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