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Abnormal uterine bleeding: a focus on polycystic ovary syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19392616     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abnormal uterine bleeding imposes major medical, social and financial problems for women, their families and the health services. Abnormal uterine bleeding refers to the regularity, frequency, duration and volume of bleeding. Irregular menstrual bleeding is most common at the extremes of reproductive life, in the initial 12-18 months after menarche and 5-6 years before the menopause begins. In Australia, the estimated cost of investigating and managing heavy menstrual bleeding alone is approximately AUS $6 million per annum. This article addresses the common causes of irregular bleeding in pre- and peri-menopausal women and presents an investigational approach.
Martha Hickey; Krish Karthigasu; Sweta Agarwal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Women's health (London, England)     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1745-5065     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-27     Completed Date:  2009-07-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101271249     Medline TA:  Womens Health (Lond Engl)     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  313-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Women's & Infants Health, King Edward Memorial Hospital, University of Western Australia, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Middle Aged
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome / complications*
Risk Factors
Uterine Hemorrhage / diagnosis*,  economics,  etiology*,  therapy
Young Adult

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