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Related to uterine bleeding: dysfunctional uterine bleeding
Etymology: L, uterus + ME, blod
any loss of blood from the uterus.
Bleeding from the uterus. Physiological bleeding via the vagina occurs in normal menstruation. Abnormal forms include excessive menstrual flow (hypermenorrhea, menorrhagia) or too frequent menstruation (polymenorrhea). Nonmenstrual bleeding is called metrorrhagia. Pseudomenstrual or withdrawal bleeding may occur following estrogen therapy. Breakthrough bleeding is the term used for intermenstrual bleeding that sometimes occurs in women who take progestational agents such as birth control pills or receive estrogen-progesterone replacement therapy.amenorrhea; dysfunctional uterine bleeding; menstruation;
See also: bleeding