oligomenorrhea

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Noun1.oligomenorrhea - abnormally light or infrequent menstruation
menses, menstruation, catamenia, menstruum, period, flow - the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause; "the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation"; "a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped"--Hippocrates; "the semen begins to appear in males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the catamenia begin to flow in females"--Aristotle
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ol·i·go·men·or·rhe·a

n. oligomenorrea, deficiencia en la menstruación.
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4] Oligomenorrhoea and menorrhagia are the most frequently seen menstrual disturbances in hypothyroidism.
The patients aged < 40 with PCOS indicated by oligomenorrhoea and/or hyperandrogenism and/or hyperandrogenemia and/or typical features of ovaries on ultrasound scan were enrolled in this study.
The commonest association is of hyperandrogenism and chronic anovulation; recognition of characteristic ovarian ultrasound features together with clinical symptoms of oligomenorrhoea, hyperandrogenism, infertility or obesity is presently the preferred diagnosis.
Prevalence of polycystic ovaries in women with self-reported symptoms of oligomenorrhoea and/or hirsutism: Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 Study.
None of the patients had serious systemic side effects only few had oligomenorrhoea palpitation and gastric upset.
Results: Forty seven percent of patients presented with menorrhagia 28% presented with metrorrhagia 13% patients were having complaints of polymenorrhoea and 5% patients presented with dysmenorrhea and 7% had oligomenorrhoea after tubal ligation.
Table 1: Signs and Symptoms of Hyperprolactinemia * Gynaecomastia * Galactorrhoea * Infertility * Menstrual irregularities: oligomenorrhoea, amenorrhoea * Sexual dysfunction: decreased libido, impaired arousal, impaired orgasm * Acne and hirsutism in women (due to relative androgen excess compared with low estrogen levels) * Behavioural effects * Decreased bone mineral density (BMD) which may lead to increased risk of osteoporosis.
These women were having infertility, oligomenorrhoea, obesity, hirsutism, fasting hyperinsulinemia.
2 The overall prevalence is reported to be 6% to 8% in general North American population, but the prevalence can be as high as 70% to 80% in women with oligomenorrhoea and 60% to 70% with an-ovulatory infertility.
4) Thus, the term menstrual dysfunction was employed as a component of the female athlete triad, which includes luteal suppression, anovulation and oligomenorrhoea in addition to primary and secondary amenorrhoea.
There are several causes for irregular periods, or Oligomenorrhoea, such as a big weight loss, training hard or taking the pill.
It is associated with oligomenorrhoea due to chronic anovulation, signs of excessive androgen levels and subfecundity.