ABNORMAL UTERINE BLEEDING
WHAT IS CONSIDERED TO BE ABNORMAL BLEEDING?
IRREGULAR BLEEDING PATTERNS THAT ARE NORMAL
WHEN SHOULD I SEE A HEALTHCARE PROVIDER?
WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON CAUSES OF ABNORMAL UTERINE BLEEDING?
WHAT TESTS CAN I EXPECT IF I HAVE ABNORMAL BLEEDING?
You will be asked for a menstrual and bleeding history, likely have a pelvic exam, and there may be other tests such as blood work, a pregnancy test, a pap smear, ultrasound, or endometrial biopsy (biopsy of the uterine lining), depending on the findings.
MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT OF ABNORMAL UTERINE BLEEDING
Some women can be treated with hormonal medications and others with surgery, depending on your diagnosis. The type of treatment depends on the cause of bleeding, a woman’s age, and desire to have future children.
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