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Common steroid could reduce heavy menstrual bleeding

Women who experience heavy menstrual bleeding could have their blood loss reduced by treatment with a common anti-inflammatory steroid, research suggests.

Professor Hilary Critchley
“Menstruation and heavy menstrual bleeding are still taboo topics and the debilitating impact of the latter is under-reported by patients. Our findings open the way for further study of dexamethasone as a possible safe and effective therapy.” Hilary Critchley, Professor of Reproductive Medicine at the University's MRC Centre for Reproductive Health

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