Menorrhagia is defined as menstruation at regular cycle intervals but with excessive flow and duration and is one of the most common gynecologic complaints in contemporary gynecology.Menorrhagia, also known as abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB), is a menstrual period that is abnormal in its quantity, timing, or duration of bleeding.
Hormone imbalance in a normal menstrual cycle, a balance between the hormones estrogen and progesterone regulates the buildup of the lining of the uterus (endometrium), which is shed during menstruation. If a hormone imbalance occurs, the endometrium develops in excess and eventually sheds by way of heavy menstrual bleeding.
Although menorrhagia remains a leading reason for gynecologic office visits, only 10-20% of all menstruating women experience blood loss severe enough to be defined clinically as menorrhagia.The term 'incidence' of Menorrhagia refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Menorrhagia diagnosed each year.
Myomectomy is a procedure involves surgical removal of uterine fibroids. Depending on the size, number and location of the fibroids, your surgeon may choose to perform the myomectomy using open abdominal surgery, through several small incisions (laparoscopically), or through the vagina and cervix (hysteroscopically).
Major research on disease:
A randomised controlled trial of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system in primary care against standard treatment for menorrhagia.Menorrhagia is a condition characterized by excessive or prolonged menstrual bleeding. Menorrhagia is also called as hypermenorrhea.