Hypermenorrhea : Medical Symptom Description


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Hypermenorrhea: Hypermenorrhea is listed as an alternate name or description for symptom Heavy periods. For a medical symptom description of 'Hypermenorrhea', the following symptom information may be relevant to the symptoms: Heavy periods (symptom). However, note that other causes of the symptom 'Hypermenorrhea' may be possible.
Heavy periods (symptom): Excessive menstrual bleeding (called menorrhagia or hypermenorrhea)
Heavy periods (symptom): Heavy menstrual bleeding is called menorrhagia when it follows normal cycles and can have various underlying causes. Common causes include uterine polyps and uterine fibroids but there are many possibilities. One of the lesser known but surprisingly common causes of chronic menorrhagia is Von Willebrand's disease, a congenital bleeding disorder. Undiagnosed cases of VWD are sometimes wrongly treated by hysterectomy to resolve their menorrhagia symptoms. Any symptom of excessive menstrual bleeding needs prompt professional medical investigation.

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