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What kinds of labs need to be done to diagnose oligomenorrhea?

To diagnose oligomenorrhea, your doctor will want to check for pregnancy and hormone problems. Pregnancy is an alternate explanation for menstrual dysfunction. Hormone problems like an excessive amount of the male hormone androgen or abnormal levels of estrogen can be caused by malfunctioning glands.

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