Metrorrhagia


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metrorrhagia

[‚mē·trə′rā·jē·ə]
(medicine)
Uterine bleeding during the intermenstrual cycle. Also known as intermenstrual flow; polymenorrhea.

Metrorrhagia

 

uterine bleeding that occurs irregularly— that is, with disturbance of the menstrual cycle. It is observed in many types of disorders that are obstetrical (abortion, hydatid mole, ectopic pregnancy) or gynecological (polyposis of the uterine mucosa, cervical erosion, submucosal fibromyomas, sarcomas, cancer of the sex organs). In some cases metrorrhagia is the most clearly expressed symptom of disorders of the menstrual cycle. The cause of this bleeding is disruption of blood circulation in the uterine wall as a result of disturbance of the regulatory mechanisms in the central nervous system, which leads to a disturbance of the endocrine function of the ovaries. Treatment consists in removing the cause of metrorrhagia.

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American College of Radiology Guidelines for indications for ultrasound of the female pelvis (1) Pelvic pain Dysmenorrhea Menorrhagia Metrorrhagia Menometrorrhagia Follow-up of previously detected abnormality (eg, hemorrhagic cyst) Evaluation and/or monitoring of infertile patients Delayed menses or precocious puberty Postmenopausal bleeding Abnormal pelvic examination Further characterization of abnormality noted on another imaging study Evaluation of congenital anomalies Excessive bleeding Pain or fever after pelvic surgery or delivery Localization of intrauterine contraceptive device Screening for malignancy in patients with increased risk Table 2.
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