What is Polymenorrhoea?

Polymenorrhoea is a condition characterized by having unusually short intervals between menstrual periods. It is marked by intervals of 21 days or less between menstrual cycles. It is a type of abnormal uterine bleeding caused by overproduction of certain hormones that are responsible for regulating menstrual cycles.

Symptoms of Polymenorrhoea

  • The menstrual cycle is shortened from the normal 28 days to 21 days or less
  • Menstrual bleeding becomes more frequent and lasts a shorter amount of time
  • Abnormal spotting of blood can occur between cycles
  • Excess bleeding during the menstrual period
  • Fatigue and headache

Causes Of Polymenorrhoea

Polymenorrhoea can be caused by a number of different conditions. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Thyroid disorders, such as hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Hormonal birth control

Diagnosis and Treatment

Polymenorrhoea can usually be diagnosed during a physical exam. During the exam, your doctor will ask about your medical history and symptoms. They will also perform a pelvic exam to look for any signs or symptoms of polymenorrhoea. If your doctor suspects you have the condition, they may order blood tests or imaging scans to confirm the diagnosis.

Treatment for polymenorrhoea is based on the underlying cause. Your doctor may recommend lifestyle changes, such as reducing stress levels, getting regular exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight. They may also prescribe birth control pills to help regulate hormones and reduce the frequency of periods.

If the cause of polymenorrhoea is hormonal, your doctor may prescribe hormone treatments to regulate your menstrual cycle. If the cause is an underlying medical condition, your doctor may recommend treatment for that condition. Surgery may be necessary to remove fibroids or cysts.