What is metrorrhagia?

On another occasion we mentioned the menstrual cramps or dysmenorrhea associated with the female reproductive system and more specifically the menstrual cycle.

In this article we will try to explain the metrorrhagia, which is not a disease but a gynecological sign that something does not work correctly within the female reproductive system.

Metrorrhagia, what is it?

The metrorrhagia It is a vaginal bleeding or excessive blood loss that manifests the woman and its origin is located in the uterus.

As we have said it comes from an abnormal function of the uterus or even the pelvis, it has nothing to do with prolonging the menstrual cycle of the woman.

The metrorrhagia They are classified into two classes, the organic and the dysfunctional.

Organic metrorrhagia are those that are caused by a variation in the organism, include benign and malignant tumors, diseases associated with blood, psychic disorders, etc.

The dysfunctional ones are uterine hemorrhages that are produced by hormonal alterations or simply those that have nothing to do with injuries of the organism.

If the metrorrhagia are frequent, it would be convenient to go to the doctor to elaborate a clinical history and to study in depth with exhaustive analysis the cause of this symptom.

You can perform physical and gynecological exams, laboratory tests such as thyroid study, blood tests, etc.

Ultrasounds can also be done to look more closely at the shape and size of the ovaries, uterus and other systems that make up the vaginal system.

Currently, uterine scraping is used to perform biopsies that will help rule out other diseases and find the origin of the hemorrhage. This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Physician. We advise you to consult your Trusted Doctor.

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