Oligomenorrhea is infrequent or scant menstruation. A cause of oligomenorrhea is failure to ovulate. Therefore if the woman is not ovulating, conception is not going to happen. A second cause of oligomenorrhea is failure of the uterine lining to develop during the proliferative phase of the menstrual cycle. In this case, if ovulation and conception occurred, the fertilized egg would have a difficult time implanting and establishing an adequate vascular bed to establish a placenta and circulation to nourish and maintain a pregnancy.
- Q What do I need to know about caring for someone with oligomenorrhea?
- Q How can I find out if I have a problem with ovulation?
- Q What is abnormal vaginal bleeding?
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my oligomenorrhea symptoms?
- Q Does oligomenorrhea affect adolescents differently than adults?
- Q How do other illnesses affect oligomenorrhea?