Menorrhagia is a common condition defined by heavy menstrual bleeding (soaking or flooding tampons or pads) that can sometimes be prolonged, lasting more than 7 days. Episodes of menorrhagia can start with the onset of the first period, or can worsen with time. Patients can have significant problems with anemia, fatigue and menstrual hygiene, and activities of daily living with recurrent and prolonged episodes of menorrhagia. Some patients with bleeding disorders may require blood transfusions if not properly diagnosed or if their bleeding disorder is not properly managed.
How the Menorrhagia Clinic Can Help the Adolescent
Menorrhagia clinic at UIHC coordinates care between our Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology team and our Pediatric Hematology team. The clinic’s hematologist can identify any underlying bleeding disorder and provide proper treatment. Our pediatric gynecologists oversee treatment for gynecological causes of menorrhagia.
In addition to the family-focused clinical care at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, ongoing research enables us to offer patients the most advanced therapies and treatments. Our goal is to learn more about how common and rare gynecological conditions specifically affect young women and to provide comprehensive and cutting edge care We continually aim to improve the care of our bleeding disorder patients.