Abnormal Uterine Bleeding-Definitions, Update Article-24.2.19

  • February 24, 2019

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding-Definitions, Update Article-24.2.19

Written by
Dr Himani Gupta
Consulting Gynecologist in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai

Hello friends,

As promised, we will continue our discussion on Abnormal Uterine Bleeding & will discuss a few definitions today.

-Menorrhagia is defined as prolonged or heavy cyclic menstruation with menses lasting for more than 7 days & blood loss exceeding more than 80 ml.

-Metrorrhagia or intermenstrual bleeding is also commonly referred to as breakthrough bleeding

-Frequently women complain of both patterns menorrhagia as well as metrorrhagia.

-Hypomenorrhea is defined as diminished flow or shortening of menses.

-Normal menstruation typically occurs every 28 days  7 days.

-Cycles with interval longer than 35 days are described as Oligomenorrhoea.

-Withdrawal bleeding refers to predictable bleeding that results from an abrupt decline in progesterone levels.

– So friends , in next update of this series will discuss in detail about some other aspect of this topic.


Dr Himani Gupta

Gynaecologist & Obstetrician

Director-My Gynaec World

Official Head Quarter

Mother ‘n’ Care Clinic

Row House F 44/32

First Floor

Near Shivaji Chowk

Sector 12-Kharghar, Navi Mumbai

Ph  +91-7506027299

+91- 9820193283

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