polymenorrhea


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polymenorrhea

[¦päl·i‚men·ə′rē·ə]
(medicine)
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Among 52 occupationally exposed lead battery plant and capacitor factory workers, female lead-exposed workers showed a significantly higher prevalence of polymenorrhea and prolonged and abnormal menstruation than did a control group of 62 women who were randomly sampled workers in administrative or non-lead-production departments (Tang and Zhu 2003).
Technically defined as blood loss >80 cc or bleeding that lasts >7 days * Polymenorrhea -- Increased frequency of bleeding (interval <21 days) * Oligomenorrhea -- Decrease in frequency of bleeding (interval >35 days) * Metrorrhagia -- Irregular interval of bleeding, typically between cycles * Menometrorrhagia -- prolonged or excessive bleeding both at time of menstruation and other irregular intervals * Intermenstrual bleeding -- bleeding that occurs between regular menstrual cycles * Dysfunctional uterine bleeding -- excessive endometrial bleeding that is unrelated to anatomic or systemic disease; classically anovulatory bleeding, as this is the primary cause Table 2.