Also known as breakthrough bleeding or spotting, metrorrhagia is a disease that needs to be addressed as soon as the first symptoms appear. This pathology can occur in women of all ages from puberty to menopause. Its causes are numerous and are sometimes difficult to determine without resorting to advanced clinical examinations. Among the most common causes, one can include hormonal imbalance and, more specifically, a high production of oestrogen that leads to the endometrium’s thickening. The disease can also occur following an “anovulatory” cycle. This last case results from a very low or non-existent level of progesterone.
Whatever its cause, metrorrhagia is characterized by an abnormal blood flow. On the one hand, this flow can occur during menstruation, in which case it tends to last for unusually long periods of time. It should be noted that bleeding that lasts for more than 7 days is a sign of functional metrorrhagia. Furthermore, although this is a rare occurrence, one may notice the presence of abnormal amount of blood clots. On the other hand, breakthrough bleeding may occur outside the menstruation period, in which case it is referred to as “intermenstrual bleeding.” In this case, the amount of blood that flows is often insignificant and the pathology is mainly due to an endocrine imbalance. The phenomenon may just as well occur before ovulation as during the post-ovulatory period.
At puberty and during adolescence, functional metrorrhagia is caused by difficulties linked to the beginning of the menstrual cycle and is characterized by an abundant blood flow that can lead to anaemia if the patient is not quickly taken care of. Although this disorder will stop over time, it constitutes a danger to the young girl’s health. Regardless of the subject’s age, the presence of a tumour like follicular cysts can lead to functional metrorrhagia, which manifests itself by blood flow occurring between two menstrual cycles.
In case of functional metrorrhagia occurring in mid-cycle, take 5 granules of Bovista 9 CH four times a day until the ailments stop or 5 granules of Ambra grisea 9 CH if bleeding occurs in response to an annoyance or after mild exertion. This treatment is especially recommended if the blood flow is accompanied by diarrhoea. If the menses are accompanied by abdominal pain, it is recommended to take Ustilago 4 CH to 6 CH, depending on the amount of blood present. If the blood flow contains bright red clots, treatment with 5 granules of Sabina, to be taken three to four times a day, proves to be effective. If the bleeding is due to the wearing of an IUD, take 5 granules of Arnica montana 9 CH. Bursa pastoris, Badiaga, Erigeron canadense, Fluoris acidum, Argentum nitricum and Hamamelis virginica are also indicated for the treatment of functional metrorrhagia.
If no change is observed despite treatment with homoeopathy, it is imperative to consult a doctor or gynaecologist. Indeed, breakthrough bleeding may be due to factors other than hormonal dysfunction. Moreover, if the menses have always been normal and regular, noticing an abnormal blood flow should be immediately reported to a doctor.
• Ambra Grisea
• Arnica Montana
• Bovista Gigantea
• Cactus Grandiflorus
• China Rubra
• Erigeron Canadensis
• Trillium Pendulum
Good to know: Metrorrhagia is a pathology that can affect all women and weaken the entire body. However, homoeopathy and its gentle and natural remedies are very effective in the treatment of this pathology, helping the patient recover as best as possible.