Menstrual disorders are conditions that affect the normal menstrual cycle in women. Menstrual disorders affect the overall quality of life and daily routine of women. Several women with menstrual disorders are unable to get pregnant.
The causes of menstrual disorders include clotting disorders, hormonal imbalances, sexually transmitted diseases, polycystic ovarian syndrome, cancer, uterine fibroids, and genetics (family history).
There are two types of amenorrhea, i.e., primary and secondary amenorrhea. Primary amenorrhea indicates the absence of periods in individuals who do not have periods by the age of 15 years. Secondary amenorrhea indicates the absence of three or more consecutive menstrual periods in individuals who have had periods in the past.