Menorrhagia

Menorrhagia ~ Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
It is one of the most common menstrual disorders and is called Menorrhagia. It affects about a third of the women. A woman who bleeds for more than 10 days or women who uses more than 10 pads a day may be labelled as suffering from Menorrhagia.

Causes:

  • Hormonal imbalance.
  • Fibroids & polyps
  • Infection of uterus or cervix.
  • Cancer of uterus or cervix or vagina.

Women due to excessive bleeding develop anaemia. It leads to deterioration of general health which lead affects family and social life.

Dysfunctional Uterine bleeding is abnormal uterine bleeding caused by interruption of normal ovarian functions that produces eggs called ovulation.

Tests are performed to evaluate the status and cause of the bleeding. These include blood tests, ultrasound examination, Pap smear, D&C, and Hysteroscopy.

Women who experience single episode of heavy bleeding may not need much treatment but those who get heavy bleeding for more than 24 hrs need to seek medical advice.

Relief from menorrhagis is achieved by treating under lying causes. Often it is managed with progesterone or a combination of progesterone and oestrogen as in the form of oral contraceptive.

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