Abnormal Uterine Bleeding-Definitions, Update Article-24.2.19
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
Near Shivaji Chowk
Sector 12-Kharghar, Navi Mumbai