Flashcards in Week 3.1 - Menstrual issues Deck (7)
Discuss some common causes of menorrhagia
-Abnormal clotting (idiopathic thrombocytopenia)
-iatrogenic (copper coil)
What is a fibroid? In who are they more common? Why can it cause menorrhagia?
-Benign tumour of the smooth muscle occuring in myometrium of uterus
-Increased BS to uterus
Give the most common causes for amenorrhea
Give some possible causes of primary amenorrhea
-Primary ovarian failure pre-menarche
-Excess prolactin (shuts down HPO axis)
What is cyrptomenorrhea?
-Menstruation occurs but it is not visible due to obstruction
eg imperforate hymen, uterine interventions
What is the most common cause of irregular bleeding?
-Endometrial pathology eg polyps