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Table 3 Investigations considered at first outpatient gynaecology visit for women with heavy menstrual bleeding

From: The delivery of heavy menstrual bleeding services in England and Wales after publication of national guidelines: a survey of hospitals

  Always(%) Mostly(%) Sometimes(%) Rarely(%) Never(%) Responses(n)
Abdominal and pelvic examination 83.7 15.4 0.9 0.0 0.0 221
Full blood count test 24.3 36.9 32.7 6.1 0.0 214
Ultrasound and other imaging 29.4 41.2 27.6 1.4 0.5 221
Pathology (e.g., endometrial biopsy) 8.7 42.0 47.0 1.8 0.5 219
Objective method of assessing blood loss 5.0 7.7 5.0 28.2 54.1 220