What’s Wrong with my Vagina?
It’s experiencing amenorrhea
Our vaginas have a million ways of communicating with us, and amenorrhea is no exception. The most well known reason for amenorrhea (lack of menses) is pregnancy. If you stop having a period and there’s a chance you could be pregnant- grab a pregnancy test from your pharmacy or dollar store to find out so you can take next steps.
Another reason for amenorrhea is menopause. At a certain point in our lives our bodies stop needing periods and to be honest, i’m really looking forward to it.
If you ruled out those two options, it’s time to turn to your lifestyle.
Being underweight will definitely cause irregular or no periods. Make sure you are not over dieting or exercising. Help your body out with some healthy fats like avocados, peanut butter, eggs and fish. Seeing a doctor or nutritionist will also help get you on a diet/work out regime that your whole body will appreciate.
Stress is another culprit because of course it is. So make sure to take moments out of your day to center yourself.Certain medications can also affect our cycles (make sure to ask your doctor about this).
While amenorrhea isn’t a problem for your vagina, it’s an alert from somewhere else in your body asking for help. It’s a signal that something is out of balance. Check in with yourself and make sure you’re doing everything you can to ensure that everything in your body is running smoothly. Seeing a doctor will help and I of course encourage acupuncture as it’s also a natural and safe way to regulate your period. Experiencing amenorrhea is no reason to panic but be sure that you respond to your body with care and patience. •
Molly-Margaret Johnson is a Brooklyn based artist. While she is not a doctor, she is excited to share her vaginal experiences with others in hopes to answer questions and end taboos. Follow her instagram for daily updates!