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Research Article

Knowledge of Latin American Obstetricians and Gynecologists regarding Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Table 1

Answers provided by the OBGYNs regarding some aspects of heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB).

Age (%)Gender (%)Working in (%)
≤49 ys≥50 ysFemaleMalePublic sectorPrivate/public sector

What is the proportion of women who consult due to HMB? (n = 183)
<5–19%62.560.458.166.167.660.0
20–30%37.539.641.933.932.440.0
What are your criteria for diagnosis of HMB? (n = 169)
Bleeding 30–75 mL16.330.014.930.932.419.1
Bleeding >80 mL83.770.085.169.167.680.9
The non-structural abnormalities associated to HMB are, except for (n = 173)
Hematological disorders, ovulatory disfunction, iatrogenic60.274.465.770.068.867.9
Endometrial hyperplasia39.825.634.330.031.232.1
In your opinion what are the major challenges to diagnose HMB at office level? (n = 187)
In clinical practice it is not possible to measure the amount of blood loss35.837.538.535.841.733.9
The pathology is infrequent and subjective64.262.561.564.258.366.1

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