Posted by Soj4

Dear Doctor,
Please I need to know what is going on with my wife, for the past 8months now she's not been menstrating, she's just 38yrs with 3kids.


It depends , from a medical perspective there could be many causes has she been on any form of hormonal FP? Any history of sexual infections? Any chronic medication? All these factors can lead to anovulation hence no menses so the best thing would be to visit a gynae for review before it gets worse, the worst case scenario would be early menopause bt thts so rare


Hello Soj4,

There are many reasons why a woman could miss her periods for the past 8 months. These issues may include- use of hormonal contraceptive, if there is a child that she is breastfeeding, presence of infections around the reproductive organs, some medications, change of environment, engaging in rigorous sporting activities, and being over or under weight.

It is therefore important that you check if there are any changes that have occurred in her life in the past 8 months that could disrupt her cycle, if yes she can address the issue. If she is not able to pin point it will be good to visit a gynecology for advice.

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