Heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB)

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Heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) health professional tool: assessment, investigations & management.

Heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) affects one in four women of reproductive age. Also known as menorrhagia, HMB is defined as excessive and/or prolonged menstrual bleeding.

Written by specialist women’s health clinicians at Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, this tool is designed to instruct health professionals in all facets of the diagnosis and management of HMB. View the tool here.

Using easy-to-navigate tables and diagrams, this step-by-step tool covers aspects of HMB ranging from presenting symptoms, history-taking, pathophysiology, PALM-COEIN classification of abnormal uterine bleeding, initial assessment and treatment, through to medical and/or surgical management and advice on how to approach shared decision-making with a patient. It also features advice on specialist referral and key messages.


This tool has also been adapted from the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Clinical Care Standard). Download it here (PDF) or order hard copies for your clinic.

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