Metrorrhagia (abnormal uterine bleeding)

15:46 - 13 May , 2021

Disease

What is Metrorrhagia (abnormal uterine bleeding)?

Any type of uterine bleeding not attributable to menstruation is called metrorrhagia, regardless of its intensity. It is a highly frequent gynecological problem in women of reproductive age, being one of the most common causes of anemia in this population segment. Metrorrhagias are classified into two types according to their origin:
  • Organic origin: there are those related to pregnancy and those that do not. In the latter case, the most frequent causes of its appearance are the presence of polyps, fibroids, or cysts. In addition, sometimes they can be signs of a problem in the thyroid gland or serious liver or kidney complications.
  • Non-pathological origin: it is the so-called dysfunctional uterine bleeding, which is abnormal uterine bleeding without pregnancy or any disease, due to a hormonal imbalance damaging the endometrium.

Diagnosis and treatment

It is necessary to perform a physical examination and analyze the symptoms caused by the bleeding, a gynecological examination to determine where it comes from, complemented with laboratory and ultrasound tests, and if necessary, a biopsy to ensure the diagnosis.  Treatment seeks to stop bleeding, counteract possible anemia, and normalize menstruation. Bleeding can be stopped with drugs, hormonal therapy, or surgery. If none of these treatments are successful, a hysterectomy will be necessary.  At ABC Medical Center we have a team of experts in the various branches of gynecology ready to serve you with world-class quality and safety standards, as well as the humane treatment and warmth that characterizes us. Come to us and you will receive the best care available in Mexico and Latin America. We are pioneers in gynecologic laparoscopy, which allows us to offer you the best treatment options, with shorter hospitalization times, as well as a faster and less painful recovery, taking care of the aesthetic aspect with smaller scars than open surgeries. We offer you robot-assisted gynecologic surgeries, being an even less invasive and more precise procedure that provides benefits such as: 20% of the total robot surgeries of ABC Medical Center correspond to this specialty, which places us as a cutting-edge institution with vast experience and leadership in the field for the benefit of our patients.

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  • medlineplus.gov
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  • cdc.gov
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