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What is Oligomenorrhea?

Oligomenorrhea is a condition wherein a woman face irregular and light menstruation cycles. Women with PCOS or polycystic ovary syndrome are most likely to suffer from oligomenorrhea. There is a multitude of causes that results in oligomenorrhea. Some of the causes of oligomenorrhea are:

  • Hormonal birth control side effect
  • Women in sports can develop oligomenorrhea over time
  • Eating and psychological disorders such as bulimia and anorexia nervosa
  • Women with thyroid problems or any diabetic condition can face oligomenorrhea
  • Oligomenorrhea can be common among adolescent women owing to fluctuation in hormones

While symptoms are self-diagnosable, it is better to get is diagnosed by a medical professional such as a gynocologist. It is treatable over time and should be noted that it is caused by a wide range of factors.

Going without a menstrual period for more than 35 days might be diagnosed as Oligomenorrhea. It is quite a common problem and affects millions of women worldwide. Women who are into heavy exercise might experience this condition and there are innumerable other causes. Women with oligomenorrhea will not have more than 4-9 periods in a year. Oligomenorrhea may affect fertility but you can certainly conceive.

Affects women who are in their childbearing age (13-50 years).

Oligomenorrhea Symptoms


Irregular menstruation or going without periods for more than 35 days, with no chances of being pregnant or following a birth control plan.

Women may experience abnormally light menstrual flow and may find it difficult to conceive.

Medical diagnosis:

Understanding the menstrual history or diagnosing any illness, either known or unknown, like diabetes mellitus, investigating stress level, and so on.

Oligomenorrhea Treatment

Treatment depends on the cause. If the woman has an eating disorder, she should receive enough psychiatric help in addition to being treated by a top gynaecologist. For women who are really into sports, they will have to cut back on some exercises and exertion.

Self-care: Maintaining a healthy diet and a proper exercise routine is vital.

Medication: Birth control pills are recommended in most cases. Hormone medication is prescribed if the underlying cause is PCOS.

Specialist: If female athlete triad or eating disorder is the reason for this disorder, the underlying cause needs to be treated. Diagnosing the exact cause is required. Alternative medicine is often the solution. Talk to one of our mfine experts to get round the clock assistance. mfine can provide you with information related to several medical conditions and cater solutions to all your health issues. Visit a top gynaecologist and get treatment for your condition. Through the mfine app, you can schedule an instant consultation with top gynecologists.

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