Oligomenorrhea - PERLA Health


Oligomenorrhea is the medical term for infrequent menstrual periods, specifically fewer than six to eight periods per year. Another definition for oligomenorrhea is a cycle duration between 35 days and 6 months. It is considered a menstrual disorder, and PCOS is one of the key reasons for oligomenorrhea.


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  3. Cleveland Clinic. Abnormal Menstruation (Periods). https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/14633-abnormal-menstruation-periods (accessed 8. August 2020)

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