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How is dysfunctional uterine bleeding diagnosed?

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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