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Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

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by Badash M

(Menorrhagia; Hypermenorrhea)

 

Causes

In some cases, the cause is not known. However, many conditions have been associated with menorrhagia, such as:
 

Diagnosis

Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. A physical examination, including a pelvic exam, will be done. Tests may include:
 

RESOURCES

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
http://www.acog.org/

The National Women’s Health Information Center
http://www.womenshealth.gov/

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

The Canadian Women's Health Network
http://www.cwhn.ca/

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
http://www.sogc.org/

 

References


Apgar B, Kaufman A, George-Nwogu U, Kittendorf A. Treatment of menorrhagia. American Academy of Family Physicians website. Available at: http://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0615/p1813.html . Published June 15, 2007. Accessed August 14, 2012.


Heavy menstrual bleeding. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/ . Updated May 25, 2012. Accessed August 14, 2012.


Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding). Mayo Clinic website. Available at: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/menorrhagia/DS00394 . Updated June 25, 2011. Accessed August 14, 2012.


11/20/2009 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance : FDA approves Lysteda to treat heavy menstrual bleeding. United States Food and Drug Administration website. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm190551.htm . Published November 13, 2009. Accessed November 20, 2009.

 

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