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J Gynecol Obstet Biol Reprod (Paris). 2008 Dec;37 Suppl 8:S307-16. doi: 10.1016/S0368-2315(08)74770-7.

[Epidemiology of menometrorrhagia].

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Inserm, UMR S149, Unité de recherches épidémiologiques sur la santé périnatale et la santé des femmes, Hôpital Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, 82, avenue Denfert-Rochereau, 75014 Paris, France.


Prevalence of menometrorrhagias is about 11.4% to 13.2% and increase with years. Menorrhagias are defined by a menstrual blood loss exceeding 80 ml during one menstrual cycle and can be assessed using a pictorial blood loss assessment chart. Etiologies of menometrorrhagias are numerous. The most common cause of menometrorrhagias under 40 years of age is uterine myomas while patients above 40 years of age have more often endometrial polyps. Numerous systemic etiologies can lead to menometrorrhagias and had to be evoked before diagnosing idiopathic heavy menstrual bleeding.

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