Misdiagnosis of Hidden Causes of Menorrhagia
Underlying conditions list:
The list of possible underlying conditions
mentioned in various sources
for Menorrhagia includes:
Other underlying conditions related to Menorrhagia:
Source: Diseases Database
Menorrhagia as a symptom:
Conditions listing Menorrhagia
as a symptom may also be potential underlying conditions.
For a more detailed analysis of Menorrhagia as a symptom, including causes, drug side effect causes, and drug interaction causes, please see our Symptom Center information for Menorrhagia.
Discussion of underlying conditions of Menorrhagia:
Though many women experience heavy bleeding that is considered to be in
the normal range, your doctor should be aware of any heavy bleeding. Only
your doctor can accurately evaluate your individual situation.
Called menorrhagia, prolonged or excessive menstrual bleeding can
sometimes be an indicator of other problems. The possibilities are vast:
infection, pregnancy-related bleeding, tumors, systemic diseases, hormone
imbalance, and others.
However, if your heavy bleeding started at or near your first period,
there is a high probability that it is caused by a coagulopathy (bleeding
disorder). Of the 15-20% of U.S. women who suffer from menorrhagia, as
many as 20% of them may have a bleeding disorder. The most common
inherited bleeding disorder in women is Von Willebrand disease.
(Source: excerpt from BLEEDING DISORDERS: NWHIC)
About underlying conditions:
With a diagnosis of Menorrhagia,
it is important to consider
whether there is an underlying condition causing Menorrhagia.
These are other medical conditions that may possibly
For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis
or Overview of Misdiagnosis.