Menstrual Cycle and Glycemia in Premenopausal Women
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- Uterine bleeding associated with abnormal menstrual cycles can be anovulatory or ovulatory.
- Secondary amenorrhea: absence of menses for more than six months (or 3 cycles) in women who were previously menstruating.
- Oligomenorrhea: fewer than nine menstrual periods in one year or menstrual cycles > 35 days
- Polymenorrhea: regular menstrual cycles of < 21 days.
- Menorrhagia: prolonged (>7 days) or excessive uterine bleeding at regular intervals
- Metrorrhagia: irregular, frequent uterine bleeding of varying amounts and duration.
- Intermenstrual: uterine bleeding between cycles.