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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: excessive menstrual bleeding?

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Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Passing clots: Bleeding lasting more than 7 days,and clots are abnormal. Measured flow more than 60 ml would be excessive. Average loss is 30 ml per month

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What is the testing for excessive menstrual bleeding?

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Dr. Joseph Schifilliti
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Depends: I usually tesy the blood count and TSH (thyroid). Rarely i order more. If a patient has a story of easy bruisability i would check for bleeding disorders. If i was concerned about your ability to cycle i might extend the work up to a pcos evaluation, with fasting Insulin and blood sugar.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What can cause excessive menstrual bleeding?

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Dr. James Mirabile
Gynecology 34 years experience
Heavy vaginal bleedi: Excessive menstrual bleeding may be associated with uterine abnormalities including fibroids (benign smooth muscle tumors), polys, and hormonal imbalances. It is important to have a physical exam and pap smear to evaluate the uterine cervix for any abnormalities.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Excessive menstrual bleeding can be caused by what?

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Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Many reasons: Abnormalities in the uterus like fibroids, polyps or adenomyosis bleeding disorders, hormonal irregularities and more. Consult your gyn.

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