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Glossary for Excessive menstrual bleeding

Medical terms related to Excessive menstrual bleeding or mentioned in this section include:

  • Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding: The loss of blood from the uterus that varies from that which is considered normal
  • Adenomyosis: presence of ectopic endometrial tissue in the myometrium
  • Alport syndrome with leukocyte inclusions and macrothrombocytopenia: A rare condition characterized by the presence of large blood platelets, kidney inflammation, deafness and abnormal leukocytes. End-stage kidney disease occurs in about a third of patients and tends to occur during the 3rd and 4th decades of life.
  • Birth control pill poisoning: Birth control pill contain hormones such as estrogen and progestin and excessive ingestion of the pills can result in relatively minor symptoms - usually there are no serious problems associated with the ingested of many birth control pills at one time. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Bleeding symptoms: Any type of bleeding symptoms.
  • Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
  • Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding: Uterus bleeding unrelated to periods
  • Endometrial Cancer: Cancer of the endometrium (uterus lining).
  • Endometrial hyperplasia: Thickening of the endometrium (lining of the uterus)
  • Endometriosis: Misplaced uterus tissue causing scar tissue.
  • Epstein's Syndrome: A syndrome characterized by the association of kidney disease, deafness and a blood disorder.
  • Essential thrombocytosis -- same as essential thrombocythemia: A rare blood disorder where the blood contains too many platelets due to excessive megakaryocytes (platelet-producing cells). Platelets are essential for blood clotting but in essential thrombocythemia excessive platelets can cause the blood to form abnormal clots. If the platelets are defective as well then bleeding problems can occur. The severity of the condition is variable.
  • Factor V deficiency: An inherited disorder where the deficiency of a blood component affects its ability to clot properly which can lead to bleeding problems. The severity of the disorder can vary from easy bruising to life-threatening hemorrhages.
  • Factor VII deficiency: A rare inherited blood disorder caused by a deficiency of a blood protein called Factor VII and resulting in poor blood coagulation. The severity of the condition is variable.
  • Fechtner syndrome: A rare condition characterized by the presence of large blood platelets, kidney inflammation, deafness and abnormal leukocytes.
  • Female genital symptoms: Symptoms affecting the female genital organs.
  • Female reproductive symptoms: Symptoms affecting the female reproductive organs.
  • Female sexual symptoms: Symptoms of the female sexual organs.
  • Genital symptoms: Symptoms affecting the sex organs.
  • Hashimoto's thyroiditis: Hashimoto thyroiditis is characterized by the destruction of thyroid cells by various cell- and antibody-mediated immune processes. Patients with Hashimoto thyroiditis have antibodies to various thyroid antigens, the most frequently detected of which include antithyroid peroxidase (anti-TPO), antithyroglobulin (anti-Tg), and, to a lesser extent, TSH receptor-blocking antibodies.
  • Heavy periods: Excessive menstrual bleeding (called menorrhagia or hypermenorrhea)
  • Hypothyroidism: The decreased activity of the thyroid gland
  • Intercourse symptoms: Symptoms related to the act of sexual intercourse.
  • Liver symptoms: Symptoms affecting the liver
  • Lower abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the lower abdominal region.
  • May-Hegglin Anomaly: A rare inherited blood disorder involving abnormalities in some of the blood components (platelets and certain leukocytes). Some patients develop bleeding problems whereas other remain asymptomatic.
  • May-Hegglin thrombocytopenia: A rare inherited blood disorder involving abnormalities in some of the blood components (platelets and certain leukocytes). Some patients develop bleeding problems whereas other remain asymptomatic.
  • Menometrorrhagia: Menometrorrhagia refers to excessive bleeding or hemorrhage from the uterus.
  • Menorrhagia: Excessive or prolonged blood loss during menstruation
  • Mens health symptoms: Symptoms closely related to men's health.
  • Menstrual conditions: Any condition that is associated with the female menstrual cycle
  • Menstrual irregularities: Various abnormalities of periods and menstruation.
  • Menstrual pain: Pain that occurs with menstruation
  • Metrorrhagia: Metrorrhagia is a condition in which a woman experiences irregular episodes of bleeding from the uterus, especially between menstrual periods.
  • Owren Parahemophilia: An inherited disorder where the deficiency of a blood component affects its ability to clot properly which can lead to bleeding problems. The severity of the disorder can vary from easy bruising to life-threatening hemorrhages.
  • Pancytopenia: A term used to describe a lack of all of the different types of blood cells - red and white blood cells and blood platelets. Cancer, infections and toxins are some of the causes of pancytopenia. Symptoms depend on the severity of the deficiency.
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease: A condition which is characterized by an infection which is located in the upper female genital tract
  • Plasminogen activitor inhibitor type 1 deficiency, congenital: A rare disorder where a deficiency of a protein results in mild bleeding problems. Though the bleeding disorder is mild, minor trauma can result in excessive bleeding.
  • Pregnancy symptoms: Symptoms related to pregnancy.
  • Renal failure: A condition characterized by a failure of the kidney to excrete toxic metabolites from the body
  • Riedel syndrome: A rare condition that occurs when fibrous tissue forms in the thyroid area and progressively destroys the thyroid gland.
  • Sexual symptoms: Symptoms affecting the sexual organs
  • Thrombasthenia: An inherited blood clotting disorder where abnormal blood platelet function causes results in excessive bleeding.
  • Thrombocytopathy: A blood disorder where abnormal blood platelets affect blood coagulation.
  • Uterine fibroids: Benign nodules in the uterus wall.
  • Uterus symptoms: Symptoms affecting the female uterus
  • Vaginal bleeding: Bleeding in or from the vagina.
  • Vaginal symptoms: Symptoms related to the vagina
  • Von Willebrand disease: A rare inherited blood coagulation disorder characterized by a deficiency or defect in plasma protein called the von Willebrand factor which leads to bleeding problems
  • Women's health symptoms: Symptoms related to women's health.

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