Menorrhagia Vaginal Bleeding

Pelvis | Urology | Menorrhagia Vaginal Bleeding (Symptom)


Menorrhagia is an abnormally heavy menstrual period and extended at regular intervals.

The characteristics of the abnormality are the duration, interval, and amount of vaginal bleeding and these can define the type of abnormality responsible for the bleeding.


Causes may be due to abnormal blood clotting disorders of the blood of normal hormonal regulation of periods or disorders of the endometrial lining of the uterus. Depending on the cause, may be associated with abnormally painful periods (dysmenorrhea).

Usually the cause of the malfunction can be difficult to identify and therefore treatment is directed at symptom, rather than a specific mechanism. With the shedding of endometrial lining blood vessels, the normal coagulation process must occur to limit and eventually stop the flow of blood. Disorders of blood platelets or clotting (e. g. von Willebrand disease) or use of any anticoagulant (warfarin), could be possible causes.