It's quite common for women with IBD to have symptoms become exacerbated just before, during and/or after their period, many women without an IBD will have some mild bowel
issues around their period time...
there are medical reasons for a woman to not have a period (IBD or not), if you are over weight your hormones
can cause no periods, if you are underweight same thing. If you are an athlete you can over exercise.
The medical term used to describe "absence of periods" is amenorrhea
. Women normally do not
menstruate before puberty, during pregnancy, and after menopause
. If a woman does not
get her period when she normally should, it may be the symptom of a treatable medical condition.
There are two types of amenorrhea
: primary amenorrhea
and secondary amenorrhea
. Primary amenorrhea
is when a young woman has not had her first period by the age of 16. Secondary amenorrhea
is when a woman who has had normal menstrual cycles
stops getting her monthly period for 3 or more months. Amenorrhea
can be caused by any number of changes in the organs, glands, and hormones
involved in menstruation
Possible causes of primary amenorrhea
(when a woman never gets her first period) include:
Failure of the ovaries
(female sex organs that hold eggs).
Problems in the central nervous system
(brain and spinal cord
) or the pituitary gland
(a gland in the brain that makes hormones
involved in menstruation
Poorly formed reproductive
In many cases, the cause of primary amenorrhea
is not known.
Common causes of secondary amenorrhea
(when a woman who has had normal periods stops getting them) include:
Pregnancy Breast feeding
Stopping the use of birth control Menopause
Some birth control methods
, such as Depo-Provera
Other causes of secondary amenorrhea
Stress Poor nutrition Depression
Extreme weight loss
Sudden weight gain or being very overweight (obesity)
Hormonal imbalance due to polycystic ovarian syndrome
) Thyroid gland disorders Tumors
on the ovaries
or brain (rare)
A woman who has had her uterus
removed will also stop menstruating.Anorexia
disorders such as thyroid disease
or pituitary disease
bee propolis caps 500mg one cap twice/day
omegas 369 caps one cap twice/day
probiotics 10 billion cfu once/day
vitamins C-calcium ascorbate (easy on the gut) and vitamin A each once/day
Prodiem fibre supplement one cap before bed
I've also altered my diet (no junky stuff at all, processed, fast-foods, refined sugars, ect) and exercise regularly.
I went from 30+ bloody BM's/day with lots of lower back pain to an average of 5/day no bleeding no back pain and completely formed stools, still have severe urgency issues.
~~~~~~~~My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)~~~~~~~~