Secondary amenorrhea occurs when a woman who has been having normal menstrual cycles stops getting her periods for 6 or more months., but excludes women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, menopausal, using Depo-Provera, or having a LNG-IUS in situ.
Secondary amenorrhea may happen in case of
• Loss of weight suddenly – due to diet or obesity surgeries.
• Too much exercise for long periods.
• Severe emotional stress
• Cancer treatment
• Tumors in the brain
• Various medication
• Lining of the uterus is damaged after Dilatation and Curettage. – This happens when it is done repeatedly e.g. multiple terminations of pregnancy.