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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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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


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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?

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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Is there a treatment for Menorrhagia?

Depends on cause: 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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What is the best treatment of menorrhagia?

Depends on Cause: 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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Is menorrhagia an obstacle for being pregnant?

Depends on cause: That depends in the cause of heavy menstrual bleeding ( menorrhagia). Things like fibroids and polyps can cause heavy bleeding, and may affect your ability to get or stay pregnant. ...Read more

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What exact kind of hormonal imbalance causes menorrhagia?

What exact kind of hormonal imbalance causes menorrhagia?

Thyroid/Pituitary: 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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Can I go to the beach after a D+C done for menorrhagia 10 days ago?

Yes.: As long as you're no longer having vaginal beeding, it may be appropriate for you to go to the beach and swim in the water after at least 1 week. If you continue to have bleeding or afterwards have fevers/pain/malodorous vaginal discharge, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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How long does a period have to last to be classified as menorrhagia?

More than 7 days: 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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Is prolonged menorrhagia for months is an obstacle for being pregnant?

Ovulation: If you are having irregular, heavy periods then you may not be ovulating. With our releasing an egg during ovulation then pregnancy can not occur. Seek help for the menorrhagia and the doctor can test you for ovulation at that time. ...Read more

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Who do you see for menorrhagia?

An OB-GYN MD: That type of md handles all causes of menarrhagia expertly. ...Read more

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What could lead to menorrhagia?

Many reasons: 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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What do I do if I have menorrhagia?

See your GYN: 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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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


Dr. David Adler
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Excessive Menstrual Bleeding (Definition)

Excessive menstrual bleeding is a clinical finding in which a woman bleeds significantly with her menstruation, often due to bleeding disorders or issues with ...Read more