Medical Definition of Menometrorrhagia

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Menometrorrhagia: Excessive uterine bleeding, both at the usual time of menstrual periods and at other irregular intervals. Menometrorrhagia can be a sign of a number of different disorders including hormone imbalance, endometriosis, benign fibroid tumors in the uterus, and, less commonly, cancer. Women who have abnormal menstrual bleeding should always consult their physician to rule out these conditions. Anemia may result from the excessive uterine bleeding. Treatment depends on the cause. If there does not appear to be a dangerous cause, such as cancer, hormone supplementation, the therapeutic use of birth control pills to better control the menstrual cycle, or fibroid removal (myomectomy) may be recommended. Hysterectomy may sometimes be required. See also: Menorrhagia; Metrorrhagia.

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Reviewed on 12/12/2018

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