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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:


The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

The National Women’s Health Information Center



The Canadian Women's Health Network

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada



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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: . Published November 13, 2009. Accessed November 20, 2009.


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