Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Menorrhagia, the loss of an excessive quantity of blood at the menstrual periods. This symptom may he due to inflammatory conditions, or to fibroid tumours, polypi, or malignant disease affecting the uterus. It also occurs in cases of incomplete abortion. It may arise, moreover, from certain constitutional defects - as, for example, in scurvy - and is sometimes associated with affection of the heart or liver.