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Oligomenorrhea - Common Symptoms and Treatment Options

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Light and infrequent menstruation
Women with PCOS or polycystic ovary syndrome are most likely to suffer from oligomenorrhea. 

- Symptoms are self-diagnosable
- Requires medical diagnosis
- Is treatable
- Can be 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)

Symptoms

Self-diagnosable
Infrequent periods 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.

Treatment

Treatment depends on the cause.
Self-care:
Maintaining a healthy diet and a proper exercise routine.

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.

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