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Disorders of Menstruation


Amenorrhea: -

It indicates the absence of menstruation. It is a symptom and not a disease entity.


Oligomenorrhoea: –

It denotes infrequent, irregularly timed episodes of bleeding usually occurring at intervals of more than 35 days.

Polymenorrhoea: –

It denotes frequent episodes of menstruation, usually occurring at intervals of 21 days or less.

Menorrhagia: -

It denotes regularly timed episodes of bleeding that are excessive in amount (>80ml) and/or duration of flow (>5 days).

Metrorrhagia: –

It refers to irregularly timed episodes of bleeding superimposed on normal cyclical bleeding.

Menometrorrhagia: –

It means excessive, prolonged bleeding that occurs at irregularly timed and frequent intervals.

Hypomenorrhoea: –

It refers to regularly timed but scanty episodes of bleeding.

Intermenstrual: -

It refers to bleeding (usually not excessive) that occurs between otherwise normal menstrual cycles.

Precocious menstruation: –

It denotes the occurrence of menstruation before the age of 10 years.

Postcoital Bleeding: –

It denotes vaginal bleeding after sexual intercourse.