Disorders of hemostasis and excessive menstrual bleeding: Prevalence and clinical impact

Andrea S. Lukes, Rezan A. Kadir, Flora Peyvandi, Peter A. Kouides

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Abstract

The prevalence and impact of most underlying disorders of hemostasis are reviewed in women with excessive menstrual bleeding. The most common underlying bleeding disorder is von Willebrand disease, which occurs in only 1% to 2% of the general population but in approximately 13% of women with excessive menstrual bleeding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1338-1344
Number of pages7
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume84
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005

Keywords

  • Excessive menses
  • Menorragia
  • Platelet disorders
  • Rare bleeding disorders
  • Von Willebrand disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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