Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Endometriosis

Menstrual Bleeding Treatment

Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding

Dysfunctional uterine bleeding, also known as DUB, is abnormal bleeding that occurs due to a change in hormone levels. Dysfunctional uterine bleeding often occurs as a result of high estrogen levels that are not balanced by an appropriate level of progesterone. This prevents an egg from being released, thickens the uterine lining and causes it to shed irregularly.

Symptoms of dysfunctional uterine bleeding may include:

  • Bleeding or spotting between periods
  • Periods that are less than 28 days apart
  • Periods that are more than 35 days apart
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Menstrual bleeding lasting longer than 7 days
  • Anemia

Dysfunctional uterine bleeding occurs most often in women over the age of 45, as well as in many adolescent girls. It is classified as periods that occur more often than every 21 days or fewer than every 35 days, last more than 7 days and are heavier than normal.

Diagnostic tests will need to be conducted to rule out the causes of abnormal bleeding. Treatment will depend on age, severity of bleeding and whether or not a future pregnancy is considered. Treatment options may include oral contraceptives, medication to stimulate ovulation, dilation and curettage, endometrial ablation or even a hysterectomy.

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Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a medical condition affecting about five million women. It occurs when the lining of the uterus, known as endometrium, moves out of the uterus and into other parts of the pelvic area such as the ovaries, bowels or behind the uterus.

Endometriosis is a common health problem. It is generally not a serious or harmful condition, but can be painful and may interfere with your daily life.

During your period, this endometrial tissue swells and bleeds and sheds from the lining to be released in the menstrual flow. When the tissue is in other areas, this swelling causes pain and may form scar tissue. There is no known cause of this condition, but it has a tendency to run in families.

Symptoms of endometriosis include:

  • Painful menstrual cramps
  • Chronic lower back and pelvic pain
  • Pain during or after sex
  • Heavy and/or long menstrual periods
  • Infertility

Endometriosis can be diagnosed through an ultrasound or MRI. There is no cure for the disease, but symptoms can be treated depending on their type and severity. Talk to your doctor today if you think you may be experiencing endometriosis.

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