Any profuse bleeding from the uterus; Metrorrhagia.
The Condition"...Bleeding disorders such as a deficiency of vitamin K or the use of blood thinners can be contributing factors..." Recommendation Vitamin K"Based on its ability to help blood clot normally, vitamin K has been proposed as a treatment for excessive menstrual bleeding and is beneficial for some women..."
abnormal profuse menstrual flow.
Recommendation Essential Fatty Acids"Omega 3 EFAs may reduce bleeding in adolescent girls and improve other menstrual symptoms generally in women..."
Excessively heavy and prolonged menstruation.
The Condition"...When it has been determined that the cause is not organic (a physical condition), laboratory testing (bleeding time, complete blood count, and thyroid function) should be done, and any abnormalities corrected..."
Recommendation Vitamin E" Free radicals may have a causative role in endometrial bleeding, particularly in the presence of an intrauterine device..."
Heavy bleeding during menstruation.
Bleeding during the menstrual cycle which is heavier than normal or lasts longer than normal.
abnormally heavy or prolonged menstruation; can be a symptom of uterine tumors and can lead to anemia if prolonged
prolonged or excessive vaginal bleeding.
This refers to abnormally heavy menstrual periods.
heavy or painful periods. Further info.
Excessive bleeding from the uterus which occurs at the regular times of the menstrual periods but the bleeding is heavier than usual and may last longer than usual.
The excessive flow of blood during menstruation.
Excessive uterine bleeding occurring at the expected intervals of the menstrual periods. The bleeding from the uterus starts on schedule but is heavier than usual and may last longer than usual. Menorrhagia may be a sign of an underlying disorder, such as hormone imbalance, endometriosis, uterine fibroids or, rarely, cancer of the uterus. Menorrhagia may cause significant anemia. See also: Menometrorrhagia; Metrorrhagia.
Excessively heavy menstrual bleeding
excessive loss of blood during menstruation, which can be caused by disorders of the uterus
Excessive uterine bleeding occurring at regular intervals.
the most common type of abnormal uterine bleeding (also called dysfunctional uterine bleeding) characterized by heavy and prolonged menstrual bleeding. In some cases, bleeding may be so severe and relentless that daily activities become interrupted.
The medical term for excessive menstrual bleeding. Menorrhagia is usually caused by hormonal changes or by fibroids. It can also be caused by infection or disease.
(men -or- ah-jah), - Heavy or excessive menstrual bleeding.
the medical name for periods that are unusually heavy or prolonged.
Excessive blood loss during menstruation
Abnormally heavy menstrual bleeding.
Particularly heavy menstrual bleeding.
The Condition"...hypothyroidism, iron deficiency, and vitamin A deficiency..." Relationship to Vitamin A Requirement"One study found serum retinol levels (a measure of vitamin A levels) to be significantly lower in women with menorrhagia than in healthy controls..." Recommendation Vitamin A"In one study, serum retinol levels (a measure of vitamin A levels) were found to be significantly lower in women with menorrhagia than in healthy controls..."
excessive bleeding during menstruation.
The Condition"...Physical causes include obesity or the presence of fibroids, endometrial hyperplasia, polyps, cancer, endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy, and IUD use..." Recommendation Iron"The following observations have been made regarding iron ... A high rate of organic pathology found (fibroids, polyps, adenomyosis, etc..."
Recommendation Vitex / Chasteberry" Vitex is probably one of the most effective herbs in the treatment of menorrhagia..."
Recommendation Vitamin K"...Although bleeding time and prothrombin levels in women with menorrhagia are typically normal, the use of vitamin K (often in the form of chlorophyll) does have limited research support..."
Heavy or prolonged menstrual flow.
Recommendation Shepherd's Purse"Shepherd's purse has a long history of oral use in the management of obstetric and gynecologic hemorrhage..."
Menstrual periods that are abnormally heavy in flow, or that are prolonged and last much longer than usual.
Recommendation Bioflavonoids"...Supplementation with vitamin C and bioflavonoids has been shown to reduce menorrhagia..."
Menorrhagia is an abnormally heavy and prolonged menstrual period. Causes may be due to abnormal blood clotting, disruption of normal hormonal regulation of periods or disorders of the endometrial lining of the womb. Depending upon the cause, it may be associated with abnormally painful periods (dysmenorrhoea).