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How do medications treat oligomenorrhea?

Medications treat oligomenorrhea mostly through hormonal therapy. Birth control pills can regulate a woman's menstrual cycle through hormones. Polycystic ovary syndrome, a common cause of oligomenorrhea, is also treated through hormones. Women who want to become pregnant might be given fertility medication that encourages ovulation.

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