How is dysfunctional uterine bleeding diagnosed?

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Before diagnosing dysfunctional uterine bleeding, your doctor will want to rule out other causes of excessive bleeding like pregnancy and blood clotting problems. Then the doctor will determine whether or not you have dysfunctional uterine bleeding by doing a pelvic exam and a number of laboratory tests to check blood counts, hormone functioning, and anemia. If you are at high risk for developing endometrial cancer, the doctor may also to a biopsy of your uterine lining. Other tests may include transvaginal ultrasonography and hysteroscopy, if needed.

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Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (DUB)

Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (DUB)

Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (DUB) is irregular vaginal bleeding caused by changes in hormone levels. When this happens, your periods may come less than 21 days apart, or more than 35 days apart. Vaginal bleeding may be heavy, o...

r last for longer than a week. Often times, DUB occurs when you fail to ovulate during your menstrual cycle, which causes abnormal levels of certain hormones. Sometimes this pattern of an ovulation continues for several cycles or more, which may warrant a visit to your health care provider. The most common treatment for DUB is the use of various hormone medications. Sometimes the doctor will just advise you to wait a few months before beginning treatment.
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