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Define menorrhagia in terms I can understand please.?

Define menorrhagia in terms I can understand please.?

Heavy periods: Menorrhagia simply means heavy periods. Technically, it is defined as more than 80 ml or longer than 7 days, but it is usually used more as a qualitative term. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


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What does toxic screen (etoh , sal , acet mean?

What does toxic screen (etoh , sal , acet mean?

See below: Etoh = ethyl alcohol level (alcohol ingested) sal = salicylate level, done to evaluate relative amount of Aspirin and aspirin-like products ingested. Acet = Acetaminophen (tylenol) level. ...Read more

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Should I screen my children for ovarian cancer genes since it seems to be so deadly? There is no history in my family.

Should I screen my children for ovarian cancer genes since it seems to be so deadly?  There is no history in my family.

No: There is no simple screen for ovarian cancer susceptibility beyond the breast-ovarian cancer gene (brca) testing that costs $2600-3300. Only families with cases of ovarian or early onset (<45) breast cancer should consider this testing. ...Read more

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I have menorrhagia. I get 5-6 iron infusion/yr.  lysteda vs endometrial ablation (i don’t care for pregnancy). What are pros/cons for each?

I have menorrhagia. I get 5-6 iron infusion/yr.  lysteda vs endometrial ablation (i don’t care for pregnancy). What are pros/cons for each?

If u are getting: Iron infusions, u need to have a da vinci robot hysterectomy and then u will not bleed at all, I do ablations in office and if i could garantee u it would get rid of all of your bleeding that would be the way to go but it doesn't always work and I use Lysteda , but in your case u need it out and the robot is the least invasive way and make sure the doc does many robots not just a few. ...Read more

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Normally have painful heavy periods that are regular, this month two days late on period and lighter bleeding then usual with no pain am i pregnant?

Periods: An easy way to rule out pregnancy would be to do a home pregnancy test. If it is negative (that's what i expect in your situation), then you're not pregnant. If it is +, then you need to seek local OB care. ...Read more

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I am heavy periods since last 2 months with some really painful things happening to my body. What should I do?

I am heavy periods since last 2 months with some really painful things happening to my body. What should I do?

Get a check up: Time to consult your doctor to get a thorough evaluation, to get the correct diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. Good luck ! ...Read more

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How to know if I have menorrhagia or a normal period flow?

Heavy menses: Menorrhagia/Heavy Menstrual Bleeding is any period bleeding that leads to soaking a pad/tampon more than every 2hrs, interferes w/ daily activities, or lasts >7days. There are many causes: fibroids, polyp, hormonal imbalance (TSH/Prog/Estr), adenomyosis, bleeding disorders and cancer. Get checked out. Taking progesterone (pills/IUD) can help to thin the uterine lining so you don't bleed as much. ...Read more

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Define menorrhagia in terms I can understand please.?

Heavy periods: Menorrhagia simply means heavy periods. Technically, it is defined as more than 80 ml or longer than 7 days, but it is usually used more as a qualitative term. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: menorrhagia?

Heavy menses: Menorrhagia/Heavy Menstrual Bleeding is any period bleeding that leads to soaking a pad/tampon more than every 2hrs, interferes w/ daily activities, or lasts >7days. There are many causes: fibroids, polyp, hormonal imbalance (TSH/Prog/Estr), adenomyosis, bleeding disorders and cancer. Get checked out. Taking progesterone (pills/IUD) can help to thin the uterine lining so you don't bleed as much. ...Read more

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Hypermenorrhea (Definition)

Hypermenorrhea is menstrual flow that is heavy. About 1 in 20 women have heavy flow. If you need to change a pad or tampon every 2 hours or more or have gushing or soak into your clothes frequently you have hypermenorrhea. See a doctor. ...Read more


Dr. B. Dale Magee
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Increased Menstrual Flow (Definition)

Increased menstrual flow is a clinical finding in which a woman's menstrual periods result in significant amounts of bleeding. This may occur normally in some women, but ...Read more