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Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

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by Badash M

(Menorrhagia; Hypermenorrhea)



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


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


Office on Women's Health

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists



The Canadian Women's Health Network

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada



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Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding). Mayo Clinic website. Available at: Updated July 2, 2014. Accessed August 18, 2014.

11/20/2009 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance FDA approves Lysteda to treat heavy menstrual bleeding. United States Food and Drug Administration website. Available at: Updated April 16, 2013. Accessed August 18, 2014.


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