Hypomenorrhea

Hypomenorrhea

Hypomenorrhea also known as or related to hypomenorrhoea, scanty periods, and spotting at periods is menstrual blood flow that is extremely light. It is the opposite of Hypermenorrhea which is more properly called Menorrhagia.

One cause of hypomenorrhea is Asherman's syndrome (intrauterine adhesions), of which hypomenorrhea (or amenorrhea) may be the only apparent sign. The degree of menstrual deficiency is closely correlated to the extent of the adhesions. [cite journal |author=Toaff R, Ballas S |title=Traumatic hypomenorrhea-amenorrhea (Asherman's syndrome) |journal=Fertil. Steril. |volume=30 |issue=4 |pages=379–87 |year=1978 |pmid=568569 |doi= |url=]

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* [http://www.medicinenet.com/vaginal_bleeding/article.htm| Medicinenet Article on Vaginal Bleeding]


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