polymenorrhea


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polymenorrhea

[¦päl·i‚men·ə′rē·ə]
(medicine)
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If periods come before 21 days, you have frequent cycles called polymenorrhea.
Menstrual irregularities refer to any kind of changes occurring in amount or duration of bleeding in normal menstrual cycle which includes menorrhagia (menstruation >7 days), hypomenorrhea (menstruation <3 days), polymenorrhea (menstrual interval <21 days), oligomenorrhea (menstrual interval >35 days), dysmenorrhea (severe abdominal pain and unable to carry out daily routine activities), metrorrhagia (spotting between menstrual cycle), and amenorrhea (menstrual interval >3 months).
The most common presentations are menorrhagia, polymenorrhea, metrorrhagia, and intermenstrual bleeding.
6% Polymenorrhea 5 2% Frequency amenorrhea 10% menorrhagia 59% oligomenorrhoea 27% hypomenorrhoea 2% polymenorrhea 2% Note: Table made from pie chart.
An important cause of menstrual disturbance including oligomenorrhea, amenorrhea, polymenorrhea and menorrhagia is due to abnormal thyroid profile which can lead to irregularities in estrogen, prolactin and gonadotropin releasing hormone as well as pulsatile release of LH.
Menorrhagia polymenorrhea and other menstrual irregularities are quite common problems in our females.
Factors, which needed differentiation by females, included; menstrual problems (irregular periods, amenorrhea, polymenorrhea, menorrhagia, dysmenorrhea), abortions (spontaneous, performed by midwife, therapeutic), obesity , use of oral contraceptives, urinary and reproductive tract infections and practicing improper sanitation during menstruation and after delivery.
This code can be reported when the medical record includes terms like excessive menstruation, heavy periods, menometrorrhagia, menorrhagia, or polymenorrhea.
Among battery plant and capacitor factory workers, 52 lead-exposed female workers were found to have a higher prevalence of menstrual abnormalities, including polymenorrhea or hypermenorrhea and spontaneous abortion, than 62 controls randomly sampled from plant workers in non-lead-production departments (Tang and Zhu 2003).
5 Percent) out of 27 with oligomenorrhea and all with amenorrhea and polymenorrhea showed improvement (Table 1).
In terms of menstrual cycle, little difference seems to exist between HIV-positive and HIV-negative women, although higher viral loads and lower CD4 cell counts may result in cycle variability and polymenorrhea (18).
In an uncontrolled study, Vitex reduced elevated prolactin levels in 80% of 34 women with hyperprolactinemia at a dosage of 30-40 mg per day for one month and improved symptoms of a variety of menstrual disorders including secondary amenorrhea, cystic hyperplasia of the endometrium, deficient corpus luteum function, metrorrhagia, polymenorrhea and oligomenorrhea (Bone 2003).