NICE heavy menstrual bleeding guideline

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Includes updated recommendations on management and investigations on the causes of HMB. Also covers history taking, and provision of information

Heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) is one of the most common reasons for gynaecological consultations in primary care. It is estimated that 1 in 20 women aged between 30 and 49 years will consult their GP annually due to HMB or menstrual disorders. The use of hysteroscopy as a first-line investigative test will help improve diagnosis and ensure that women receive better treatment for HMB. 

This Guidelines summary includes updated recommendations on management and investigations on the causes of HMB. The summary also covers history taking, diagnosis, and the provision of information to women about HMB.

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