Managing Heavy Menstrual Bleeding in General Practice

Dr Vivienne Miller

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Dr Vivienne Miller

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Dr Vivienne Miller

Based on an interview with Associate Professor Kirsten Black and Clinical Associate Professor Deborah Bateson conducted at the Annual Women’s and Children’s Health Update, Sydney in February 2018.

“Heavy menstrual bleeding” is the new term for menorrhagia.

This under-treated condition is easy to screen for in general practice. And screening for it is important as, apart from the discomfort, inconvenience, disturbed sleep, embarrassment and expense heavy menstrual bleeding causes, it is a major cause of iron deficiency in women.

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