Usually no causative abnormality can be identified and treatment is directed at the symptom, rather than a specific mechanism. However, there are known causes of abnormal uterine bleeding that needs to be ruled out. Excessive bleeding can lead to anemia which presents as fatigue, shortness of breath,and weakness. Anemia can be diagnosed with a blood test.
Clinically, menorrhagia is defined as total blood loss exceeding 80 mL per cycle or menses lasting longer than 7 days. The World Health Organization reports that 18 million women aged 30-55 years perceive their menstrual bleeding to be exorbitant.The term 'incidence' of Menorrhagia refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Menorrhagia diagnosed each year.
Dilation and curettage (D&C), in this procedure, your doctor opens (dilates) your cervix and then scrapes or suctions tissue from the lining of your uterus to reduce menstrual bleeding. Although this procedure is common and often treats acute or active bleeding successfully, there may be in need of additional D&C procedures if menorrhagia recurs.
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Medical treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding.Usually no causative abnormality can be identified and treatment is directed at the symptom, rather than a specific mechanism. However, there are known causes of abnormal uterine bleeding that need to be ruled out. Most common causes based on the nature of bleeding is listed below followed by the rare causes of bleeding.