MIMS Education

Management Approach to Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Management Approach to Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Family MedicineGeneral PracticeObstetrics And Gynaecology
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About this course

Heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) or menorrhagia is the most common manifestation of abnormal uterine bleeding experienced by women. Properly evaluating patients through a comprehensive clinical history and physical examination, in conjunction with diagnostic investigations, is pivotal in effectively addressing HMB. Therapeutic options, such as combined oral contraceptive pills and the use of intrauterine device, should be presented to patients to facilitate shared decision-making to achieve optimal care and therapeutic outcomes.

This e-learning module aims to discuss heavy menstrual bleeding and the diagnostic and treatment approach for this condition.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the definition and causes of heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB)
  • Review the assessment and evaluation of HMB
  • Discuss the management of HMB

Topics covered

  • Overview of HMB
  • Evaluation of HMB
  • Management of HMB
  • Patient education/counseling and follow-up
  • When to refer to a specialist

1 CPD Point Available

  • Score at least 80% in the multiple-choice quiz.

Keywords: heavy menstrual bleeding, menorrhagia, combined oral contraceptive pill, abnormal uterine bleeding, intrauterine device