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Hypomenorrhea- What you need to know


Hypomenorrhea is a condition which is characterized by extremely light or scanty blood flow during menstruation. The duration of menstruation can be shortened also.

Hypomenorrhea affects abbout 2 to 5% of childbearing women. [1]

Hypomenorrhea is:
- Treatable by a medical professional
- Requires a medical diagnosis
- May or may not be chronic depending upon the underlying cause

This condition is hereditary. If the condition runs in the women of a family then, there are high chances of woman developing this disorder. Hypomenorrhea is a symptom indicating an underlying condition which can also affect the fertility of a woman and her ability to carry a pregnancy.


The very few ommon symptoms of Hypomenorrhea are:
- Reduced blood flow during menstruation
- Shortened duration of menstruation

However, the underlying causes of these symptoms can be many. Some of them are:
- Low Body Fat
- Pregnancy
- Polycystic Ovarian Symptoms (PCOS)
- Psychogenic factors
- Hormonal Imbalance
- Perimenopause and menopause


Self-care: There are a few home remedies which can get a woman’s periods to normal. Ginger can be consumed as it helps ins peeding up regualr periods. Eating dark leafy vegetables which have a good quantity of iron, dry fruits, nuts, flaxseeds, and consuming enough water in a day helps maintaining a healthy diet for a woman.
Medication: Medication recommended by a doctor will only depend upon the underlying cause of Hypomenorrhea. Hormonla therapy cannot be suggested for every case. Without proper analysis, taking hormones can prove to be risky. The doctor will recommend therapy only after diagnosing the symptoms by certain tests.
Specialists: For other kinds, do consult a gynecologist at the earliest. mfine can provide you with information related to several medical conditions and cater solutions to all your health issues.

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