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Polymenorrhoea is the term given to the condition that involves women experiencing periods that are more frequent than normal. A healthy woman will have at least 20 days between her periods, but when this amount of time decreases it becomes a problem. There are a number of conditions that can cause polymenorrhoea, and a visit to a GP or gynaecologist can often uncover the cause.

It is fairly simple to spot a case of polymenorrhoea. If a woman has her period too soon on one occasion, it may not be a problem. This can be caused by stress, emotional anxiety or hormonal fluctuations. But if this happens more than once, it is likely that there is an underlying cause that must be investigated. The patient will be asked a series of questions to determine the exact symptoms. The gynaecologist or GP will want to know about the frequency and regularity of a woman’s periods, he or she will ask about the amount of blood produced during her period, and ask about any other problems that the patient might have noticed that could be related. The answers to these questions can help rule out other possibilities.

If a patient complains about an abnormally large quantity of blood being produced during her period, this may indicate menorrhagia. This is a condition that involves heavy periods, and can indicate a more serious underlying problem. If however the only problem the patient is experiencing is more frequent periods, the specialist can begin to diagnose the cause.

Women who are about to go through menopause may experience this condition. The body may begin to produce more frequent periods, and it is simply a sign of the oncoming change in her body. Polymenorrhoea can also suggest that the patient is suffering from periods that produce no eggs, or polycystic ovaries. Both of these conditions can be investigated and treated if the specialist decides that they are the primary cause of the polymenorrhoea.

If none of these underlying conditions are found to be the cause of the polymenorrhoea in a patient, the woman may be experiencing dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Women experiencing this condition will often have heavy periods as well. This condition is not caused by any disease or infection, and once any physical causes have been ruled out, the patient can be treated using various pharmaceuticals. It is important that women experiencing any of these problems get checked out as soon as possible to treat the problem before it develops any further.