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)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Depo-Provera)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
menorrhagia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Knee brace)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Chest X-ray)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (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)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness dry mouth 1 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness fluid retention (edema)
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Mirena)
Perceived effectiveness
for menorrhagia (3 evaluations)
Side effects
acne acne breakout 11 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
menorrhagia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Depo-Provera)
Perceived effectiveness
for menorrhagia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
menstrual spotting vaginal bleeding
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
menorrhagia (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Knee brace)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
pain in hands
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Chest X-ray)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (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 3
20s 11
30s 41
40s 65
50s 43
60s 5
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 44
20-29 years 18
30-39 years 25
40-49 years 21
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 2
Female 170

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 109
Not Diagnosed 20

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