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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 isnt particularly a preventable condition but once diagnosed and treatment is initiated good medication compliance usually resolves symptoms....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10