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What is polymenorrhea?

What is polymenorrhea?

Polymenorrhea is an alteration of the menstrual cycle of women characterized by causing cycles shorter than 21 days, that is, shorter than normal. This is the most common symptom of polymenorrhea, although sometimes it also causes anemia, pallor, fatigue, and tiredness. In addition, polymenorrhea can affect fertility, since ovulation occurs irregularly and it is difficult to control the exact time.

Listed below are some of the causes of polymenorrhea:

  • Hormonal disorders.
  • Endometriosis.
  • Pelvic adhesions.
  • After menarche.
  • Low progesterone production.

In cases of irregular menstrual cycles, it's best to consult a doctor. Thus, the specialist will examine the roots of this problem in order to establish the best treatment option.