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micky

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Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (Menorrhagia)
« on: August 13, 2012, 02:26:18 AM »
Menorrhagia is an irregular, heavy and prolonged menstrual period at regular intervals. It can be caused by changes in hormone levels, entrometrial lining disorders and abnormal blood clotting.

Causes:
-Hormonal change, is the common cause of abnormal menstrual bleeding(dysfunctional uterine bleeding).
-Bleeding disorders such as Von Willebrand disease(Haemophelia)
-Cancer of the lining of the uterus
-Changes in birth control pills or hormone medications
-Changes in diet and exercise routine
-Thickening of the lining of uterus(Endometrial hyperplasia)
-Infection in the uterus (pelvic inflammatory disease)
-Thyroid and pituitary disorders, diabetes
-Liver cirrhosis and systemic lupus erythematosus
-uterine fibroids, uterine polyps, and adenomyosis
-Polycystic ovary syndrome(PCOD)
-Pregnancy complicationss such as miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy
-Recent injury or surgery to the uterus
-Recent weight loss or gain
-Stress
-Use of certain steroid drugs and intrauterine device (IUD) for birth control

Symptoms:
-Bleeding or spotting between periods
-Bleeding after sex
-Bleeding more heavily
-Bleeding more than normal periods(more than 7 days).
-Menstrual cycle less than 28 days or more than 35 days apart
-Bleeding after you have gone through menopause
-Bleeding from the rectum or there is blood in your urine may be mistaken for vaginal bleeding.
-Keep a record of your symptoms and bring these notes to your doctor. Your record should include:

Treatments:
-Iron supplements: If the condition is accompanied by anemia, your doctor may recommend that you take iron supplements regularly.

-Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs): NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) or naproxen (Aleve), help reduce menstrual blood loss. NSAIDs have the added benefit of relieving painful menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea).

-Oral contraceptives: Aside from providing effective birth control, oral contraceptives can help regulate menstrual cycles and reduce episodes of excessive or prolonged menstrual bleeding.

-Oral progesterone: When taken for 10 or more days of each menstrual cycle, the hormone progesterone can help correct hormonal imbalance and reduce menorrhagia.

-The hormonal IUD (Mirena): This type of intrauterine device releases a type of progestin called levonorgestrel, which makes the uterine lining thin and decreases menstrual blood flow and cramping.
If you have menorrhagia from taking hormone medication, you and your doctor may be able to treat the condition by changing or stopping your medication.

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Re: Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (Menorrhagia)
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2012, 01:25:03 PM »
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Re: Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (Menorrhagia)
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2012, 05:15:15 AM »
yeah this is very useful..thank you..keep posting..