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Uterine bleeding during the intermenstrual cycle. Also known as intermenstrual flow; polymenorrhea.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



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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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).
[17] In this study, hypomenorrhea and polymenorrhea each account for 14%, and amenorrhea noticed in 10.8% girls, and metrorrhagia reported only for 1%.
In our case, the patient showed metrorrhagia, a symptom which did not reappear when the treatment was reintroduced.
We have presented the case of a 28-years-old patient, with a 8 years history of SLE with cutaneous, articular and hematological determinations and who was admitted to hospital with sudden debut right hemiplegia and mixed aphasia on the endometritis process with metrorrhagia that had started seven days previously.
Menorrhagia metrorrhagia polymenorrhoea and dysmenorrhoea can occur after tubal ligation.
With regard to the most common side effects considered possibly drug related, headache was reported in 14% of the subjects, metrorrhagia in 8%, dysmenorrhea in 7%, and nausea in 7%; moreover, abdominal pain was pointed out in 4%, breast pain in 4%, emotional lability in 3%, acne in 3%, depression in 2%, amenorrhea in 2%, and vaginal moniliasis in 2%.
Epistaxis (50.7%), gingival bleeding (25.3%), and metrorrhagia (19.4%) were the most frequent types.
Likewise, the study excluded all women who, by the time of the interview and sampling, had any genital bleeding because of normal menstruation, metrorrhagia or menorrhagia, and women who showed changes in the cervix caused by surgical procedures that prevented proper sampling.
The major emphasis was on replacement of terms like 'Menorrhagia', 'Metrorrhagia', 'Hypermenorrhoea' and 'Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding'.
* Metrorrhagia: bleeding occurring at irregular intervals.
* abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB): which may include heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia), no menstrual bleeding (amenorrhea) or bleeding in between periods (metrorrhagia)
Metrorrhagia and pain during coition may also indicate a need for Hydrastis.