What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)? The polycystic ovary syndrome is an endocrinological disease, characterized by the cardinal signs of: decreased menstruation frequency (Oligomenorrhea), absence of ovulation (anovulation) that can be identified with the absence of menstruation (amenorrhea), androgenic signs , and sonographic signs of cysts in the ovaries. In order to have an adequate definition of this syndrome, different criteria for its diagnosis have been proposed over the years that will be explained and shown below the article. What is the prevalence and causes of PCOS? The prevalence of this disease is between 4-12% of women of reproductive age, being the endocrine pathology moreLeer mas


Definition Abnormal uterine bleeding is defined as vaginal bleeding after 12 months of having stopped the regular cycles (postmenopausal women) Unpredictable bleeding after 12 months or more of hormone replacement use. A more general definition includes prepubertal bleeding (before menarche), postmenopausal bleeding, sinusorrhagia (bleeding during sexual intercourse), menorrhagia, and metrorrhagia. Terminology Frequency: Amenorrhea: Absence of menstruation for more than 90 days. Oligomenorrhea: Uncommon bleeding, irregular,> 38 days Polimenorrhea: Frequent but regular 24 days or less. Intermenstrual bleeding Criptomenorrhea: Apparent absence of menstruation Duration: Metrorrhagia: Irregular, not execive,> 7 days Menorragías: Regular, abudante and> 8 days Menometrorrhagia: Usually excessive and prolonged that occurs at frequent andLeer mas