Categories: Diseases of Women
This is absence of menstruation.
Causes. Delayed puberty, anemia (want of proper blood) chlorosis (green
sickness). diabetes, malaria, tuberculosis and acute illness may cause it.
Sometimes change of climate causes it and nursing baby too long.
Symptoms. If it is associated with atresia, that is, want of the normal
outlet, of course no signs of flowing can show, but colicky, cramp-like,
monthly pains appear in the lower abdomen. These increase in severity as
the retained blood distends the womb.
Treatment. If there is no opening for the vagina or cervix one must be
made, by operation. If it is due to anemia or chlorosis, Blaud's pills
will benefit. The following is the formula:
Dried Sulphate of Iron 2 drams
Carbonate of Potash 2 drams
Syrup--Sufficient quantity to make forty-eight pills.
Take one to three pills three times a day, after meals.