Menorrhagia (abnormal uterine bleeding)

How long does a normal menstruation last in comparison to Menorrhagia?

Blood loss that is greater than 80 ml (5.5 tablespoons) or lasting longer than seven days can be classified as Menorrhagia.
See a physician if you are experiencing a lot of blood loss or if bleeding does not stop within seven days.

 

WHAT CAUSES MENORRHAGIA?

 

WHAT CURES MENORRHAGIA?

Menorrhagia is treatable with medicine or surgical therapies that include a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus). Surgery would be the last resort unless the Menorrhagia is very severe.

 

WHAT ARE OTHER SYMPTOMS OF MENORRHAGIA BESIDES HEAVY BLEEDING?

 

HOW MANY WOMEN GET MENORRHAGIA?

Approximately 10 million women a year are diagnosed with Menorrhagia.

 

WHAT ARE THE RISKS FOR UNTREATED MENORRHAGIA?

Anemia is the most common side-effect of having Menorrhagia. Anemia is caused by the loss of too many red blood cells. Red blood cells carry protein and oxygen to tissues in the body. A lack of red blood cells causes a lack of protein and oxygen, essential to the body. There is also a deficiency in iron when the body is trying to make more red blood cells, and this leads to anemia.

 

Signs and symptoms of anemia are as follows:

 

 

Severe pain is also a side-effect of Menorrhagia. The pain is caused by cramping that can sometimes require medical attention, depending on the severity of the pain and frequency of it.

 

IS MENORRHAGIA ASSOCIATED WITH INFERTILITY?

Menorrhagia maybe associated with infertility in the following circumstances:

 

 

A physician can determine if Menorrhagia has caused infertility or if it is caused by cancer.

 

HOW IS MENORRHAGIA DIAGNOSED?

 

Contact your local URA clinic in Hasbrouck Heights, Hoboken, and Wayne, NJ for more information. Your friendly URA team will be happy to provide more details on Menorrhagia and discuss treatment options.

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