Menorrhagia

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What is menorrhagia?

Heavy menstrual flow is known as menorrhagia. It is characterized by excessive or abnormally heavy uterine bleeding during menstruation.

Common symptoms reported by people with menorrhagia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with menorrhagia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Tried for
menorrhagia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Loestrin 24 Fe)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
menorrhagia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Motrin Prescription)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Mirena)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
menorrhagia (2)

Data from patients with menorrhagia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with menorrhagia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness fluid retention (edema)
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (9 evaluations)
Side effects
bipolar depressive episodes drowsiness 4 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
deep itching upset stomach 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
confusion worsening depression
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for menorrhagia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
menorrhagia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Loestrin 24 Fe)
Perceived effectiveness
for menorrhagia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
menorrhagia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Motrin Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Mirena)
Perceived effectiveness
for menorrhagia (3 evaluations)
Side effects
acne acne breakout 11 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
menorrhagia (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with menorrhagia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has menorrhagia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 12
30s 39
40s 68
50s 35
60s 2
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 42
20-29 years 16
30-39 years 26
40-49 years 21
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 2
Female 161

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 108
Not Diagnosed 18

These charts show data from menorrhagia patients who have completed their condition history
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