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Heavy menstrual bleeding? Or could it be a bleeding disorder?

Publication date: Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Contributor(s): Debra Holloway

Most women with heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) can be managed according to NICE guidance. But GPs and practice nurses need to be aware that up to one in five women with menorrhagia, especially young women, could also have a bleeding disorder. It is important to identify these patients since, if left untreated, bleeding disorders reduce quality of life and may result in significant, long-term complications.
Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 2 Number 1 Jan-Feb-Mar 2010
Print edition page(s): 31-33
Contributor(s): Debra Holloway

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