Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/337582
Title:
Excessive menstrual bleeding.
Authors:
HRB Excessive Menstrual Bleeding Research Unit
Affiliation:
Health Research Board (HRB)
Citation:
HRB Excessive Menstrual Bleeding Research Unit, 1991. Excessive menstrual bleeding. Dublin: Health Research Board.
Publisher:
Health Research Board (HRB)
Issue Date:
Dec-1991
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/337582
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
One out of every 6 women have problems with heavy menstrual bleeding. This is a major cause of anaemia and poor health. Often the condition is treated by hysterectomy. This Unit was established to investigate factors within the uterus (womb) which control the blood lost during menstruation. The aim is to reduce the need for treatment by hysterectomy. Five hundred women, complaining of heavy menstrual bleeding, were recruited from Gynaecology Out-Patient Clinics. Laboratory measurement of their menstrual blood lost showed that excessive menstrual bleeding was present in 45% of women; 55% having a loss which was within the normal range. The women's estimate and perception of the amount of menstrual loss does not tally with the actual amount of bleeding. The study has shown that over 60% of women having hysterectomy for genuine excessive menstrual bleeding, have no detectable abnormality within their uterus. A detailed examination of biopsies of these uteri has revealed that a defective clotting mechanism coupled with an increase in the production of enzymes which stimulate the dilation of blood vessels are the major factors influencing the increased amount of blood loss from the uterus during menstruation. Medical treatment directed towards these factors has proved effective in restoring normal menstrual loss. The measurement of menstrual loss allows a more reliable management of excessive menstrual bleeding. This would greatly reduce the need for hysterectomy in women complaining of excessive menstrual bleeding.
Keywords:
GYNAECOLOGY; WOMEN'S HEALTH; SURVEY
Local subject classification:
MENSTRUATION; HYSTERECTOMY
Series/Report no.:
Research Unit Report; No 5

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHRB Excessive Menstrual Bleeding Research Uniten_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-23T13:17:45Z-
dc.date.available2014-12-23T13:17:45Z-
dc.date.issued1991-12-
dc.identifier.citationHRB Excessive Menstrual Bleeding Research Unit, 1991. Excessive menstrual bleeding. Dublin: Health Research Board.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/337582-
dc.descriptionOne out of every 6 women have problems with heavy menstrual bleeding. This is a major cause of anaemia and poor health. Often the condition is treated by hysterectomy. This Unit was established to investigate factors within the uterus (womb) which control the blood lost during menstruation. The aim is to reduce the need for treatment by hysterectomy. Five hundred women, complaining of heavy menstrual bleeding, were recruited from Gynaecology Out-Patient Clinics. Laboratory measurement of their menstrual blood lost showed that excessive menstrual bleeding was present in 45% of women; 55% having a loss which was within the normal range. The women's estimate and perception of the amount of menstrual loss does not tally with the actual amount of bleeding. The study has shown that over 60% of women having hysterectomy for genuine excessive menstrual bleeding, have no detectable abnormality within their uterus. A detailed examination of biopsies of these uteri has revealed that a defective clotting mechanism coupled with an increase in the production of enzymes which stimulate the dilation of blood vessels are the major factors influencing the increased amount of blood loss from the uterus during menstruation. Medical treatment directed towards these factors has proved effective in restoring normal menstrual loss. The measurement of menstrual loss allows a more reliable management of excessive menstrual bleeding. This would greatly reduce the need for hysterectomy in women complaining of excessive menstrual bleeding.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Research Board (HRB)en_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesResearch Unit Reporten_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNo 5en_GB
dc.subjectGYNAECOLOGYen_GB
dc.subjectWOMEN'S HEALTHen_GB
dc.subjectSURVEYen_GB
dc.subject.otherMENSTRUATIONen_GB
dc.subject.otherHYSTERECTOMYen_GB
dc.titleExcessive menstrual bleeding.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Research Board (HRB)en_GB
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