What are factors that affect the successful treatment of menorrhagia?

Updated: Dec 20, 2018
  • Author: Julia A Shaw, MD, MBA, FACOG; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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Complications of menorrhagia include the following:

  • Treatment of menorrhagia must be individualized to treat each patient's specific symptoms. Cost, dosing, and patient compliance can play major roles.

  • If bleeding does not subside within the expected time frame, have the patient keep a menstrual calendar to better assess the resulting bleeding pattern.

  • If a specific treatment fails, investigate all possibilities, including noncompliance, medication dosing, diagnosis, patient age, and comorbid conditions.


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