Menorrhagia is a term that refers to heavy menstruation within a normal menstrual cycle.
Causes Can Include:
- Functional menorrhagia
- Uterine fibroids
- uterine polyps
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
- Contraception (IUD)
- Non-gynaecological Causes
- Endocrine (Liver, Thyroid, or Adrenal dysfunction)
- Relative oestrogen excess / Liver congestion
- Prostaglandin imbalance
- Poor uterine tone
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Debility or constitutional weakness
Excessive menstrual bleeding
Menstrual bleeding lasts longer than a week
- Iron studies
- Full blood count
- Coagulation factors (rule out von Willebrand disease; ITP; and factor II, V, VII, or IX deficiency)
- Human chorionic gonadotropin (pregnancy test)
- Thyroid function tests and prolactin level
- Liver function and/or renal function tests
- Hormone assays
- Pap smear
1. Reduce blood Loss
- Uterine Astringents ()
- general Astringents ()
2. Inhibit Prostaglandin
- prostaglanding Inhibitors ()
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