Menorrhagia - Definition

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The term menorrhagia refers to periods with excessive bleeding, whether it's the amount of blood emitted, or the duration of menstruation. The amount of blood lost can be well above the average (over 80 ml ??instead of 35 ml). Periods can also last much longer, seven days or more instead of 3-5 days with a normal period. Menorrhagia may sometimes cause anemia as a consequence of the loss of red blood cells, but also the loss of iron. The causes of menorrhagia are numerous: a blood-clotting disorder, hormonal imbalance, fibroids or other generally non-cancerous tumors of the uterus, wearing an IUD ... The Higham score allows an assessment of the abundance of a period. Treatment of menorrhagia must include the treatment of its cause.

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