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Friday, October 16, 2009

Menstruation - menorrhagia

After doing some research about my case with regards to anemia, I think this is what I am suffering for right because of the symptoms I am experiencing.

Menorrhagia is heavy menstrual bleeding, or bleeding between periods. Around 40ml of menstrual fluid is passed during the average period. Normally, the bleeding stops once the lining of the uterus (endometrium) is shed. For some women, the bleeding is excessively heavy (more than 80ml) or spotting occurs at other times in the menstrual cycle. In most cases, the cause is mysterious. Some of the known causes of menorrhagia include fibroids, polyps, endometriosis, infection and some forms of contraception. Untreated, menorrhagia can lead to other health problems including anemia.

Symptoms of menorrhagia include:
• Heavy blood loss during the menstrual period
• Bleeding or spotting between periods
• Cramping and pain in the lower abdomen
• Fatigue.

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