Question: I am having the same sign of having menorrhagia. I need a doctor in the Cumberland county area, can you tell me causes and treatment of menorrhagia at home?
Answer: Menorrhagia is a menstrual condition which is characterized by heavy bleeding for prolonged periods of time. On an average the menstrual flow lasts for about five days with a blood loss in the range of twenty five to eighty milliliters.
Causes of Menorrhagia
There are various causes to the condition which may include, blood coagulation disorder, excessive endometrial lining or anovulatory cycles. The other causes may include use of intra uterine contraceptive device, pelvic inflammatory disease or use of blood thinner drugs like aspirin or warfarin. In addition ectopic pregnancy, cervical carcinoma, fibroids and endometriosis also manifest in a similar format.
Treatment for Menorrhagia
- We don’t provide information about doctor’s availability in specific locations. However, here are some suggestions in terms of what you can do,
- Get a pelvic examination done to rule out the possibility of a pelvic inflammatory disease
- A Pap smear at least once a year is recommended in women over the age of forty years.
- A simple Pelvic ultrasound can also aid in determining any structural abnormalities that may be causing the problem
- An endometrial biopsy may be required, if recommended by the doctor.