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When Menstrual Periods Stop

One of the most common causes of irregular periods or periods that stop completely is stress. It may be a situation such as beginning college, starting a new job, losing a job, or having a very sick child at home. You may think that you are doing fine and not realize that you are under stress.

Although stress may be the sole reason for the amenorrhea, we should explore other possibilities, such as weight loss and conditions related to hormonal abnormalities.

Before your periods stopped, had you had weight loss of more than ten pounds?

Yes, I have had weight loss.

No, I have not lost weight.

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