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Unformatted text preview: • Blood tests o FBC – looking for anaemia o Clotting screen – looking for clotting abnormalities o Thyroid function tests – to rule out hypothyroidism o Liver function tests – to rule out liver disease o Hormone screen – looking for abnormalities in the HPG axis • Pap smear – looking for infection and malignant cells • Pelvic ultrasound – to detect structural abnormalities • Hysteroscopy with biopsy – to visualise the internal surface of the uterus and take a sample for analysis Prognosis The outlook for menorrhagia will depend upon the cause. For most women, medical treatment is possible and the need for surgery is becoming infrequent. Reaching the menopause is the natural cure for heavy periods. Prevention Menorrhagia isn’t particularly a preventable condition but once diagnosed and treatment is initiated good medication compliance usually resolves symptoms....
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- Fall '10
- Anthropology, Menorrhagia, general physical examination, commonest gynaecological condition, heavy periods, Menorrhagia Epidemiology