Hemostasis and menstruation: appropriate investigation for underlying disorders of hemostasis in women with excessive menstrual bleeding

Fertil Steril. 2005 Nov;84(5):1345-51. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2005.05.035.


The evaluation of excessive menstrual bleeding carries a relatively high yield of discovering an underlying disorder of hemostasis in females. This review highlights important components in a structured history and outlines primary and secondary hematologic testing that should be considered in the evaluation of excessive menstrual bleeding.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Blood Coagulation Disorders / blood
  • Blood Coagulation Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Blood Coagulation Disorders / therapy
  • Female
  • Hemorrhage / blood
  • Hemorrhage / diagnosis
  • Hemorrhage / therapy
  • Hemostasis*
  • Humans
  • Menorrhagia / blood
  • Menorrhagia / diagnosis*
  • Menorrhagia / therapy
  • Menstruation*