Menorrhagia - Menorrhagia Menorrhagia is an abnormally...

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Menorrhagia Menorrhagia is an abnormally heavy and prolonged menstrual period at regular or irregular intervals. Symptoms Periods occur as part of the menstrual cycle and the average blood loss is between 10-80ml (usually around 30ml) over a period of 5-7 days. In menorrhagia, blood loss is in excess of 80ml and may be associated with the passage or large clots. Menorrhagia can also be defined as a period which lasts over 7 days. Excessive blood loss can lead to anaemia making women feel tired and fatigued. Depending upon the cause, it may be associated with abnormally painful periods (dysmenorrhea). Causes Usually no causative abnormality can be identified in patients with menorrhagia. In approximately 50% of cases no abnormality is found and the condition is classified as dysfunctional uterine bleeding. In some cases abnormalities are found and can be classified into a few broad categories:- Disorders of Coagulation o With the shedding of an endometrial lining's blood vessels, normal coagulation process
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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.

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