Most menstrual cycles occur every 25 or 30 days, lasting three to seven days; However, there are different factors that can make a normal period something abnormal, such as polymenorrhea .
The polymenorrhea is a term used to define the presence of the menstruation for a period of less than 21 days. But what causes it? Discover it .
According to the Cleveland Clinic approximately 30% of women of reproductive age have a menstruation irregular. Of which 15% present abnormal uterine bleeding, which causes multiple problems such as polymenorrhea .
1. Sexually transmitted diseases. The Chlamydia is caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis and results in abdominal pain, vaginal discharge and irregularities in the menstruation .
Similarly, the gonorrhea It is caused by the Neisseria bacteria and results in excessive itching of the vaginal area, bleeding and / or abnormal secretion and burning sensation during urination.
2. Pre-menopause . The phase prior to menopause the woman undergoes multiple hormonal changes, such as polymenorrhea .
3. Stress . It is one of the main causes of menstrual problems, not only of the polymenorrhea but also of many others.
4. Use of contraceptives . The consumption of levonogestrel can cause the cycle to go ahead.
5. Endometriosis The growth of cells in the endometrium in the outer zone or surrounding the uterus. These cells attach to tissues outside the uterus, usually the ovaries or fallopian tubes, which generates lesions in these areas, causing abnormalities in the cycle menstrual regular or pain during intercourse.
The menstrual alterations by excess as the polymenorrhea , occur 75% of the time in the stage before menopause, and many others during adolescence.
These conditions are associated with dysfunctional uterine hemorrhage (HUD) , that according to the Spanish Association of Outpatient Pediatrics and Primary Care (SEPEAP) ), is presented by the reduced production of estrogen and progesterone, which generates a short menstrual period.