polymenorrhea


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polymenorrhea

[¦päl·i‚men·ə′rē·ə]
(medicine)
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KEYWORDS: Abnormal uterine bleeding, Menorrhagia, Polymenorrhea, Valve replacement, Warfarin induced menorrhagia.
This includes menorrhagia, oligomenorrhea, polymenorrhea, menometrorrhagia, mid-cycle spotting, acute abnormal bleeding, and dysfunctional uterine bleeding.
Polymenorrhea, spaniomenorrhea, and irregular menstrual cycles: How to restore a 28-day menstrual cycle.
Females with hypomenorrhea, polymenorrhea, primary amenorrhea and gestational amenorrhea were excluded from the study (due to very small number of patients in each group).
FIGO also proposes to discard some definitions from accepted terminology, such as "menorrhagia", "metrorrhagia", "hyper/hypomenorrhea", "polymenorrhea" and "dysfunctional uterine bleeding" as they are controversial, confusing and poorly defined (13,14).
If periods come before 21 days, you have frequent cycles called polymenorrhea. This is usually due to ovarian causes leading to ovarian cysts.
Women often present with abnormal menstruation, including irregular cycles, amenorrhea, oligomenorrhea, hypomenorrhea, hypermenorrhea, or shortened menstrual cycles (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).
Table 4: Type of AUB Type Frequency Percentage Amenorrhea 25 10% Menorrhagia 148 59.2% Oligomenorrhoea 68 27.2% Hypomenorrhoea 4 1.6% 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.8
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.
Menorrhagia polymenorrhea and other menstrual irregularities are quite common problems in our females.