Michael Dooley, consultant gynaecologist at King Edward VII’s Hospital in London, has contributed to an article for the HuffPost that explores the reasons why a woman’s period might stop, and what to do in light of this.
“If there’s one thing a woman can count on in life, it’s her period. In fact, the average woman will have hundreds of periods between puberty and the menopause – that’s a hell of a lot of tampons. When you expect your monthly bleed and it doesn’t turn up, it can be more than a little disconcerting. Aside from the obvious – being pregnant – there are many reasons why this might happen: it could be due to the hormonal contraception you’re taking, it could be because of a lifestyle change (for example if you’re stressed or exercising too much), or it could signal a health condition that shouldn’t go ignored.
Here, experts discuss the various factors that may cause a pre-menopausal woman’s period to go into hiding and share advice on when to seek medical help…”
To read the whole article, click here.