Metrorrhagia - Definition

March 2017


Definition


Metrorrhagia is greater or lesser blood loss of uterine origin occurring outside the normal menstrual period in women. The blood may have various appearances: red, blackish, with or without clots ... Many bleeding is related to minor causes, including fibroids, polyps, bleeding disorders, or an abnormal endometrium called adenomyosis, but some malignant tumors can also be involved. In pregnant women, a consultation is imperative because it may indicate a problem with the pregnancy, such as the occurrence of a miscarriage, an ectopic pregnancy, or later towards the end of pregnancy, two serious diseases, abruptio placentae or placenta previa.

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