What is polymenorrhea?

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What are the symptoms?

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Polymenorrhea is a condition that a menstrual cycle is shorter than 21 days. In other words, women with polymenorrhea may have menses more than once a month.

A normal menstrual cycle is between 24 and 38 days long. If your menstrual cycle is longer or shorter, you may have menstrual disorder. The periods of women with polymenorrhea are irregular or unpredictable. 

For some medical situation, a shorter cycle length may just be normal. But for most cases, it may be a sign of some medical condition. 

If you have polymenorrhea, you may experience:

  • Irregular periods
  • Hot flashes and sleep problems
  • Mood changes
  • Decreasing fertility
  • Changes in sexual function
  • Loss of bone
  • Changing cholesterol levels
Polymenorrhea is a type of dysfunctional uterine bleeding in which the periods occurs at much shorter intervals, usually less than 21 days. In other words, it means that the time between the ovulation and the next menstrual cycle, called luteal phase is too short. Unlike spotting or metrorrhagia, in polymenorrhea the next period occurs shortly after the previous one. The condition can be bothersome if it the periods start occurring sooner than expecting, and on a regular basis. This can lead to complications during pregnancy or even infertility. There are various causes that lead to this condition as described below:Stress,Menopause,Endometriosis,Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD),frequent ovulation due to hyperactivity of the anterior pituitary gland, constitutional disorders like malnutrition or psychological disturbances, and chronic pelvic inflammation.
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