Title

The management of perimenopausal menstrual symptoms

RIS ID

91930

Publication Details

Eden, J. & O'Neill, S. (2014). The management of perimenopausal menstrual symptoms. Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine, 24 (8), 233-237.

Abstract

Abnormal bleeding around the time of the menopause is common and may be a sign of premalignancy such as endometrial hyperplasia or even endometrial carcinoma. As such all will need uterine assessment which may include transvaginal scan combined with endometrial biopsy, hysteroscopy or a sonohysterogram. Having excluded (pre) cancer, treatment can then be offered. Medical treatment options include tranexamic acid to reduce blood loss, low-dose contraceptive Pills, the levonorgestrel intra-uterine device and cyclic progestins. Surgical options include resecting sub-mucus fibroids hysteroscopically, endometrial ablation and hysterectomy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ogrm.2014.05.004