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Idiopathic excessive menstruation

Excessive uterine bleeding during MENSTRUATION.

Source: MeSH

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with idiopathic excessive menstruation, 77% report having heavy menstrual flow, 33% report having unpredictable menstruation, and 30% report having pelvic pain. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of idiopathic excessive menstruation are heavy menstrual flow, unpredictable menstruation, pelvic pain, painful menstruation, long menstrual periods, intermenstrual bleeding, blood clots during menstrual periods, and frequent menstruation, although you may still have idiopathic excessive menstruation without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with idiopathic excessive menstruation often receive pelvis exam, hematologic tests, complete blood count, urinalysis, examination of breast, ultrasonography, standard pregnancy test and biopsy .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with idiopathic excessive menstruation include medroxyprogesterone, ortho cyclen, propofol, modicon, norethindrone (loestrin fe), portia, drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol, progesterone, sevoflurane, megestrol (megace), nitrous oxide, tranexamic acid and ethinyl estradiol / norgestrel .

Medroxyprogesterone
$11
(28 days)
Ortho Cyclen
$26
(28 days)
Propofol

Modicon
$38
(28 days)
Norethindrone (Loestrin Fe)
$59
(28 days)
Portia
$31
(28 days)
Progesterone
$56
(28 days)
Sevoflurane

Megestrol (Megace)
$106
(28 days)
Nitrous Oxide

Tranexamic Acid
$124
(7 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for idiopathic excessive menstruation include age 30-44 years sex == female. On the other hand, age 75+ years, sex == male, age 60-74 years, age 1-4 years, and age < 1 years almost never get idiopathic excessive menstruation.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.3x
15-29 years
1.0x
30-44 years
2.6x
45-59 years
1.4x
60-74 years
0.0x
75+ years
0.0x

Sex

Male
0.0x
Female
1.7x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.4x
Hispanic
1.2x
White
0.8x
Other
0.9x
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