Tuesday, March 31, 2015

menstrual bleeding

Which of the following best describes irregular, prolonged, and heavy menstrual bleeding?

Uterus showing Endometrium :


a. Menorrhagia
b. Metrorrhagia
c. Menometrorrhagia
d. Polymenorrhea
e. Oligomenorrhea


The answer is c.  

Menorrhagia is excessive or prolonged menses.
Metrorrhagia or intermenstrual bleeding occurs at any time between menstrual periods.
Menometrorrhagia is prolonged and heavy menstrual bleeding that occurs at irregular intervals.
Polymenorrhea is increased frequency of menstruation and oligomenorrhea is scanty menstruation.

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