Suffering from oligomenorrhea means that our periods are very scanty and infrequent. It is more common in young women close to menarche or, conversely, in women close to menopause.
The regular menstrual cycle lasts approximately 28 days, in the case of oligomenorrhea this cycle is longer, and can reach 90 days. Hormonal analysis should be done between the third and fifth day of the cycle to determine what is the cause of suffering from this disorder.
Causes of oligomenorrhea
- Eating disorders or sudden weight loss
- Overactive thyroid gland
- Exercising excessively _
- Emotional or psychological illnesses
- Increased prolactin levels
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Increased production of androgen, the male sex hormone
What can we do?
If the oligomenorrhea is caused by obesity, an adequate diet and a visit to the endocrinologist will help us return to a normal weight. The endocrinologist will also be useful to us if our problem is hyper or hypothyroidism, then he will prescribe the appropriate medications to combat it.
In the case of a polycystic ovary, the hormonal treatment will cause our menstrual cycles to regulate automatically and our period will come on the days that correspond to it.