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hypermenorrhea

 [hi″per-men″o-re´ah]
excessive menstruation; causes include uterine tumors, pelvic inflammatory disease, abnormal conditions of pregnancy, and endocrine disturbances. It may cause anemia. Called also menorrhagia.

hy·per·men·or·rhe·a

(hī'pĕr-men'ō-rē'ă), Do not confuse this word with polymenorrhea.
Excessively prolonged or profuse menses.
Synonym(s): menorrhagia
[hyper- + G. mēn, month, + rhoia, flow]

menorrhagia

/men·or·rha·gia/ (men″ah-ra´jah) hypermenorrhea.

menorrhagia

(mĕn′ə-rā′jē-ə)
n.
Abnormally heavy or extended menstrual flow.

men′or·rha′gic (-jĭk) adj.

menorrhagia

[men′ərā′jē·ə]
Etymology: L, men + rhegnyai, to burst forth,
abnormally heavy or long menstrual periods. Menorrhagia occurs occasionally during the reproductive years of most women's lives. If the condition becomes chronic, anemia from recurrent excessive blood loss may result. Abnormal bleeding after menopause always warrants investigation to rule out malignancy. Menorrhagia is a relatively common complication of benign uterine fibromyomata; it may be so severe or intractable as to require hysterectomy. Also called hypermenorrhea. Compare metrorrhagia, oligomenorrhea. See also dysmenorrhea. menorrhagic, adj.

menorrhagia

(1) Abnormally heavy bleeding during normal menses intervals, but which lasts longer than usual.
(2) An excessive menstrual flow.

menorrhagia

Gynecology Excessive uterine bleeding at the regular menstrual times lasting longer than usual

hy·per·men·or·rhe·a

(hī'pĕr-men-ŏr-ē'ă)
Excessively prolonged or profuse menses.
Synonym(s): menorrhagia, menostaxis, hypermenorrhoea.
[hyper- + G. mēn, month, + rhoia, flow]

menorrhagia

Abnormally heavy and prolonged MENSTRUAL PERIODS. This is often due to an excessive buildup of the womb lining (the ENDOMETRIUM) but may be due to a spontaneous abortion or FIBROID TUMOURS. Cancer of the endometrium usually causes irregular bleeding, rather than menorrhagia. The condition can often be treated with the contraceptive pill.

Menorrhagia

Excessively heavy menstrual flow with cycles of normal length. It is also called hypermenorrhea.

menorrhagia (men··r rāˑ·gē·),

n heavy or too-frequent menstrual periods.

hy·per·men·or·rhe·a

(hī'pĕr-men-ŏr-ē'ă)
Excessively prolonged or profuse menses.
Synonym(s): menorrhagia, menostaxis, hypermenorrhoea.
[hyper- + G. mēn, month, + rhoia, flow]

menorrhagia

(men´ərā´jēə),
n an abnormally heavy or long menstrual period. Menorrhagia is a relatively common complication of benign uterine fibromyoma; it may be so severe or intractable as to require intervention such as hysterectomy. May occur during perimenopause.