During consultation, your doctor will ask questions and perform an examination to try to determine the cause of the heavy menstrual bleeding.
Important information that you may provide to the doctor during the consultation include:
Clinical examination will be undertaken to assess for any anaemia and also to rule out potential organic causes of menorrhagia. This usually includes a pelvic examination.
Tests that may be carried out include:
A full blood picture will give an estimation of the degree of anaemia (low blood count). Other blood tests such as thyroid function tests and bleeding disorder testing may be performed if your doctor suspects a disorder.
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