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Excessive bleeding during menstruation. Also known as hypermenorrhea.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



profuse and protracted menstruation in which the menstrual cycle is preserved but the amount of blood lost during each period is greater than normal.

Menorrhagia is caused by decreased contractility of the uterine musculature. It occurs with chronic diseases of the uterus (metritis), acute inflammation of the adnexa uteri, uterine fibromyoma, and other gynecopathies. It can also result from blood diseases that reduce coagulability. Menorrhagia is treated by eliminating its primary causes.

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In this study, 54.1% had continuous per vaginal bleeding, 38.8% had menorrhagia, 4.7% had inter-menstrual bleeding and 2.4% had menorrhagia along with polymenorrhea.
The AEGEA Vapor System is indicated for premenopausal women with menorrhagia due to benign causes for whom childbearing is complete.
From May 2013 to September 2015, 68 patients with symptomatic adenomyosis of dysmenorrhea or menorrhagia or both (mean age, 37.3 years; range, 23-47 years) fulfilling the MRI diagnostic criteria were included in the analysis (15).
14.0 years, P = 0.004) and a higher rate of menorrhagia (78.8% vs.
The PRR values were as follows for the PTs menstruation delayed 4.49 (95% CI, 4.43-4.54), breast tenderness 3.68 (95% CI, 3.6-3.75), dysmenorrhea 3.44 (95% CI, 3.36-3.51), nipple disorder 2.83 (95% CI, 2.65-3), metrorrhagia 2.61 (95% CI, 2.54-2.67), menorrhagia 1.87 (95% CI, 1.79-1.96), breast enlargement 1.7 (95% CI, 1.47-1.92), and premenstrual syndrome 1.5 (95% CI, 1.16-1.83) (Table 1).
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Puberty menorrhagia is defined as excessive bleeding in amount (>80 ml) or duration (>7 days) between menarche and 19 years of age.
Menorrhagia is the most conjoint indicator of AUB, eventually distressing 50-60% women with this ailment.1 Thus, it has been perceived in clinical practices that the volume of blood loss is greater than 80ml / cycle in 40% of these patients.9 Diverse contrivances anticipated in the pathogenesis of AUB comprise changes in endometrial prostaglandins and endometrial fibrinolytic action.10
Among the menstrual irregularities, dysmenorrhea accounts the maximum of 22.6%, menorrhagia of 19.4%, oligomenorrhea of 18.3%, hypomenorrhea and polymenorrhea of 14%, amenorrhea of 10.8%, and metrorrhagia of 1% (Figure 1).
Hypothyroidism may be a primary cause of menorrhagia. (1,3) Thyroid replacement therapy based on the physical examination, basal temperatures, and symptomology has been very important for treatment of patients with heavy periods.