AMENORRHOEA, OLIGOMENORRHEA, IRREGULAR MENSTRUATION:
Amenorrhoea means the absence of menstrual periods. Primary amenorrhoea refrs to the condition where menstruation has not begun, although the girl has reached or passed the age when it should have commenced. It may be indication of a systematic disorder or of hormonal imbalance. Secondary amenorrhoea refers to the condition where a woman of childbearing age, who previously had periods has now stopped having them. If this is not due to pregnancy or menopause it must be regarded as a symptom requiring further investigation, as it is a feature of a wide range of conditions. Common causes of this type of amenorrhoea are anemia, debilitating diseases, hormonal imbalances, nervous strain and other emotional disorders. Since it is a symptom, it is necessary that the underlying condition be elicited and treated.
Oligomenorrhoea is a form of amenorrhoea where there is only an occasional or scanty flow.
The term irregular menstruation is used to describe cases where the periods occur, but on an abnormal manner, e.g., irregularlity of the menstrual cycle, excessive or scanty, prolonged or brief bleeding, or the blood being too dark or clots being formed.
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