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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2010;53(3):203-210.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5468/kjog.2010.53.3.203    Published online March 1, 2010.
Guideline for management of heavy menstrual bleeding.
Sa Ra Lee, Jung Ho Shin, Jung Ryeol Lee, Si Hyun Cho, Heedong Chae, Byung Seok Lee
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
4Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. dr222@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr
5Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
Heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) is a common problem in primary care clinic of gynecology. HMB could cause adverse effect on the quality of life of many women. This guideline will provide evidence based information concerning diagnosis and management of HMB. Constructive dialogue should allow patients to be able to trust the advice given by their practitioner as they will be confident that they have and will be able to use it to inform this decision-making process. This guideline has been developed with the aim of providing guidance on HMB. The effectiveness of the various treatments as well as their risks and benefits are discussed in relation to their use in the treatment of HMB. We wish the information contained in this guideline will help clinicians reach a reasonable and beneficial decision with the latest information.
Key Words: Diagnosis, Treatment, Menorrhagia, Guideline

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