hypomenorrhea


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hypomenorrhea

 [hi″po-men″o-re´ah]
diminution of menstrual flow or duration.

hy·po·men·or·rhe·a

(hī'pō-men'ō-rē'ă), Do not confuse this word with oligomenorrhea.
Diminution of the flow or a shortening of the duration of menstruation.
[hypo- + G. mēn, month, + rhoia, flow]

hypomenorrhea

A menstrual period of ↓ days or ↓ blood flow

hy·po·men·or·rhe·a

(hī'pō-men-ōr-ē'ă)
Diminution of the flow or a shortening of the duration of menstruation.
Synonym(s): hypomenorrhoea.
[hypo- + G. mēn, month, + rhoia, flow]

Patient discussion about hypomenorrhea

Q. Could I be pregnant and my body just doesn't know it yet? It is a very light period what do you think? This is Coreyeve ; I got married 5 months ago. Yesterday, I took a pregnancy test and it came positive. Then I had my period later that evening. Could I be pregnant and my body just doesn't know it yet? It is a very light period what do you think?

A. Corey, that's quite tricky.. actually, there are some possibilities of what happened to you:
- the pregnancy test you did was wrong (was not accurate)
- or you were actually pregnant, but then you had a very early miscarriage

So, I will suggest next time, you can check whether you're pregnant or not after you miss your period, then you can check it by using home pregnancy test or even pregnancy pack test.
If you're a working woman, it is advisable to balance your activities, since the first weeks of pregnancy is quite important (that is the time when the embryo is implanted into the mother's uterus)

Good luck, and stay healthy always..

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Menstrual irregularities refer to any kind of changes occurring in amount or duration of bleeding in normal menstrual cycle which includes menorrhagia (menstruation >7 days), hypomenorrhea (menstruation <3 days), polymenorrhea (menstrual interval <21 days), oligomenorrhea (menstrual interval >35 days), dysmenorrhea (severe abdominal pain and unable to carry out daily routine activities), metrorrhagia (spotting between menstrual cycle), and amenorrhea (menstrual interval >3 months).
ORs for hypomenorrhea and menorrhagia were also calculated in multinomial logistic regression model using normal volume as the control.
Endometrial pattern in relation to menstrual pattern Preoperative Preoperative endometrial pattern menstrual pattern Normal Thin Irregular Amenorrhea 0(0) 9(25.7) 4(40) Hypomenorrhea 0(0) 21(60.0) 6(60) Normal 3(100) 5(14.3) 0 Total 3(100) 35(100) 10(100) Preoperative Preoperative endometrial pattern menstrual pattern Fluid Total Amenorrhea 3(25) 16(26.7) Hypomenorrhea 5(41.7) 32(53.3) Normal 4(33.3) 12(20) Total 12(100) 60 Number in parenthesis represents percentage Table 4.
The importance of amenorrhea in reducing the postoperative recurrence of endometriosis and symptoms has been underscored by two important studies that evaluated the role of postoperative endometrial ablation or postoperative insertion of the levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS; Mirena), neither of which suppresses ovulation but both of which induce a state of hypomenorrhea or amenorrhea.
Amenorrhea or hypomenorrhea was reported in 65% of women in the LNG-IUS group vs 71% of those in the resection group.
Oligomenorrhea or hypomenorrhea, three to six menstrual cycles per year that are 36 days or longer, also increases the risk for premature osteoporosis and stress fractures.
IUA refers to the destruction of the basal layer of the endometrium and is attributed to multiple causes.[2] These lead to adhesion between the uterine walls, which in turn results in clinical manifestations, such as amenorrhea, hypomenorrhea, pelvic pain, infertility, and habitual abortion.[3],[4] IUAs generally occur after curettage and various forms of hysteroscopic surgery, including hysteroscopic resection of multiple fibroids and resection of the septa.[5] The primary causes of IUA include trauma to the basal layer of the endometrium and uterine infections.[6]
of Girls % Dysmenorrhea 186 18.6 Oligomenorrhea 32 3.2 Polymenorrhea 43 4.3 Hypomenorrhea 12 1.2 Menorrhagia 6 0.6 Amenorrhea 2 0.2 Puberty menorrhagia 2 0.2 Total 1000 100 Table 5: Knowledge and Impact of menstruation on young girls Knowledge of Menstruation No.