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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 cause Menorrhagia. For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis or Overview of Misdiagnosis.


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