How should I prepare for an appointment to diagnose DUB?

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To prepare for a doctor's appointment about dysfunctional uterine bleeding, it would be helpful to make a list of your symptoms, even if they don't seem relevant (they may include hot flashes, mood swings, or fatigue). Some doctors recommend a diary of your bleeding that makes note of the date and how heavy your bleeding was that day. Your doctor would also benefit from knowing your diet and other medications that you are on. Prepare a list of questions you have for the doctor, including treatment options, diagnostic tests, and other symptoms of which you should be aware.

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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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