Reproductive health/Oligomenorrhea

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Oligomenorrhoea is defined as infrequent menstruation characterized by a cycle length between 6 weeks and 6 months.

Differential Diagnosis[edit | edit source]

Ovarian disorders

  • Resistant Ovary Syndrome
  • Premature Ovarian Failure
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Turner's Syndrome

Cervical disorders

  • Cervical stenosis

Hypothalamic disorders

  • Kallmann's Syndrome

Pituitary disorders

  • Prolactin Secreting Adenomas
  • Craniopharyngiomas
  • Disorders of thyroid function

Diagnosis[edit | edit source]

The diagnosis of oligomenorrhoea is made using the following clinical skills:

References[edit | edit source]

O'Connor, J. Pathology 2nd ed. Mosby. Edinburgh. 2002.

McCarthy, A & Hunter, B (2003) Master Medicine: Obstetrics and Gynaecology (2nd ed.) Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunder