-rrhagia, -rrhage, -rrhagic
(Greek > Latin: a suffix; a bursting forth, excessive flow)
2. The diagnosis is obvious when the hemmorrhage is visible. When it is internal, diagnosis is made from the patient\'s general condition: shock, weak, rapid, and irregular pulse; pallor; cold, moist skin.
3. Non-medical: a large uncontrolled loss of something valuable.
The bleeding from the uterus starts on schedule but is heavier than usual and may last longer than usual.
Menorrhagia may be a sign of an underlying disorder; such as, hormone imbalance, endometriosis, uterine fibroids or, rarely, cancer of the uterus. Menorrhagia may cause significant anemia.