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Abnormal uterine bleeding (Menometrorrhagia)

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What is abnormal uterine bleeding (Menometrorrhagia)?

Menometrorrhagia is a medical term used to describe abnormal uterine bleeding characterised by irregular, heavy, and prolonged menstrual bleeding. This condition can be disruptive and may indicate an underlying medical issue.

What are the symptoms of abnormal uterine bleeding (Menometrorrhagia)?

Symptoms of menometrorrhagia may include:

  • Heavy Menstrual Flow: Excessive bleeding during menstrual periods that can lead to soaking through sanitary products quickly.

  • Irregular Menstrual Cycles: Menstrual periods occurring at irregular intervals or more frequently than usual.

  • Prolonged Bleeding: Menstrual periods that last longer than seven days.

  • Bleeding Between Periods: Spotting or bleeding occurring between menstrual cycles.

  • Passing Blood Clots: Passing blood clots during menstruation.

  • Pelvic Pain or Discomfort: Some individuals with menometrorrhagia may experience pelvic pain or discomfort.

What are the treatments available for abnormal uterine bleeding (Menometrorrhagia)?

The treatment for menometrorrhagia depends on the underlying cause, which can vary from person to person. Here are some common approaches:

  • Hormonal Therapy: Hormonal treatments, such as birth control pills, hormonal IUDs, or hormonal injections, can help regulate menstrual cycles and reduce heavy bleeding.

  • Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs): Over-the-counter NSAIDs like ibuprofen may help reduce heavy menstrual bleeding and alleviate pain.

  • Endometrial Ablation: In this minimally invasive procedure, the lining of the uterus (endometrium) is treated or removed to reduce menstrual bleeding.

  • Uterine Fibroid Removal: If uterine fibroids are the cause of menometrorrhagia, surgery to remove them may be necessary.

  • Dilation and Curettage (D&C): In some cases, a D&C procedure may be performed to diagnose and treat the cause of abnormal bleeding.

  • Hysterectomy: In severe cases that don't respond to other treatments or when other medical conditions are present, a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) may be recommended.

  • Treatment of Underlying Conditions: Addressing underlying conditions such as uterine polyps, endometrial hyperplasia, or hormonal imbalances is essential to managing menometrorrhagia.



It's crucial to consult with a healthcare provider for a proper diagnosis and personalised treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and medical history. Effective management of menometrorrhagia can significantly improve menstrual health and overall well-being. If you are experiencing irregular menstruation, consult Dr Daniel Koh today!

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