The Pathology, diagnosis and treatment of the diseases of women v. 2
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Publisher: Date:8/4/2009 - General Books LLC
By: Graily Hewitt
Excerpt from book: CHAPTER XXXIII. Menorrhagia. Definition.Various Forms of Menorrhagia. Pathology And Etiology.Relation of Pregnancy and Abortions to Menorrhagia and MetrorrhagiaGeneral or Constitutional Causes LocalityLead PoisoningSexual ExcessesPyrexial Disorders Cancer of the Uterus and allied AffectionsPolypi and Fibroid TumorsPeri-uterine HaematoceleChronic Inversion of the Uterus Climacteric HaemorrhagesFlexions of the UterusChronic Congestion of Uterus and Hypertrophy of its Mucous Lining (so-called Fun- gosities)Relation of latter Conditions to FlexionDefective InvolutionAbnormal Conditions of Os UteriLacerationEversion HypertrophySmall Mucous Polypi. Diagnosis.Examination of UterusExamination of various Substances expelled. General Treatment.Tonics, Baths, Medicines and other Measures. Local Treatment.Intra-uterine Cauterization, and Removal of Mucous Membrane by scraping. The term " menorrhagia" implies an excessive menstrual discharge. The term " metrorrhagia" indicates haemorrhage from the uterus not menstrual in origin. At least this is the ordinary distinction drawn between them. When a discharge of blood occurs from the female generative passages, it may proceed from the uterus, as is generally the case, or it may prove to be a haemorrhage from the vaginal wall, from the vaginal outle, from the bursting of a varicose pudendal vein, or from the urethra. Hence cases of bleeding from the generative passages are not necessarily cases either of menorrhagia or metrorrhagia. The catamenial secretion appears to be naturally more profuse in some individuals than in others, the quantity of the secretion being great, or the period during which it is observed being extended, from the presence of what may be characterized as idiosyncrasy, fr...