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Dr. Jane Van Dis
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Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (Definition)

In nonpregnant women, abnormal vaginal bleeding is vaginal bleeding that is too heavy, too light, to spotty, too painful, too frequent, or more infrequent than one would expect for a particular part ...Read more


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Possible reasons for abnormal uterine bleeding secondary to endometrial polyp?

Possible reasons for abnormal uterine bleeding secondary to endometrial polyp?

Endometrial polyps: endometrial polyps are friable ( which means they bleed very easy) If you see one sticking out the cervix and touch it with a swab they begin bleeding very quickly ...Read more

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Concern about dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

Concern about dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

Of course: Dysfunctional uterine bleeding can lead to anemia, and can be a sign of several types of problems, some minor, some important. Consult your gynecologist! ...Read more

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What is the difference between abnormal vaginal bleeding and dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

What is the difference between abnormal vaginal bleeding and dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

Hormonal : Dysfunctional uterine bleeding is defined as abnormal bleeding due to hormone imbalances. Abnormal uterine bleeding is a broader, more general term including hormone imbalances as well as organic causes like fibroids, polyps, adenomyosis, arteriovenous malformations, and mullerian anomalies. ...Read more

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Whats abnormal vaginal bleeding?

Whats abnormal vaginal bleeding?

Heavy, unpredictable: Generally speaking, anything that's out of the "ordinary.". Heavier menses that is consistent (e.g. More than about 3 months straight), bleeding in between cycles in the absence of hormonal manipulation and bleeding after sex are some examples. ...Read more

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Can abnormal vaginal bleeding mean pregnancy?

Can abnormal vaginal bleeding mean pregnancy?

Sometimes: Irregular spotting and bleeding can occur in a very early pregnancy. There are many other causes of irregular bleeding however, so a pregnancy test can rule in or out pregnancy. ...Read more

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Will a prolapsed cervix cause abnormal bleeding?

Will a prolapsed cervix cause abnormal bleeding?

No: Prolapse is when pelvic organs are dropping or falling from their normal position. Bleeding issues and prolapse are not related. ...Read more

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Whats is dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

Whats is dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

See Below:: A normal period happens about the same time every month and is the nearly the same every month in terms of duration, timing and flow. Dysunctional uterine bleeding (DUB) is menstrual bleeding that is irregular in terms of duration, timing and/or flow but there is NO non-hormonal cause such as infection, cancer, pregnancy, miscarriage, etc. Its frequently cause by anovulation. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can dysfuntional uterine bleeding cause a miscarriage?

Can dysfuntional uterine bleeding cause a miscarriage?

Dysfunctional bleed: Dysfunctional bleeding is a medical term referring to abnormal bleeding that is caused by hormonal imbalances. So it can't be a cause of miscarriage. But hormonal imbalances can cause both dysfunctional bleeding and miscarriage. It's best to seek evaluation to figure out what's going on. ...Read more

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Heavy uterine bleeding 3 weeks pelvic/transvaginal us hyperechoic uterine fundal myometrial focus may represent atypical fibroid or adenomyosis ?

Heavy uterine bleeding 3 weeks pelvic/transvaginal  us  hyperechoic uterine fundal myometrial focus may represent atypical fibroid or adenomyosis ?

Bleeding: Since its a focal area its more likely to be adenomyosis, which typically gets progressively worse as you age. However, you're also at the age when ovarian dysfunction often causes irregular, heavy and/or prolonged bleeding. You might be a good candidate for an endometrial ablation assuming you are done with having babies. ...Read more

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Nursing diagnosis for dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

Nursing diagnosis for dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

Do your homework: The site is not a shortcut for you to get your nursing homework answered for you. Apply yourself & acquire the answers from the texts & sources in your curriculum. To be successful as a nurse you need to do the work & gain the skills or you will be neither happy or successful. ...Read more

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Can extreme stress cause spotting between periods? Abnormal bleed for 1 yr, t/v scan revealed '2cm degenrative fibroid' -could this be uterine cancer?

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Can extreme stress cause spotting between periods? Abnormal bleed for 1 yr, t/v scan revealed '2cm degenrative fibroid' -could this be uterine cancer?

Yes, unlikely: Yes, extreme stress can cause spotting. Genetic studies have shown most uterine sarcoma (cancer) arise independently except very rare one. Even degenerative fibroid has different genetic pattern compared to uterine cancer. At your age, this is especially rare. Follow-up with your gynecologist for surveillance is however important. ...Read more

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Do Intra uterine devices cause heavy bleeding?

Do Intra uterine devices cause heavy bleeding?

Sometimes: IUD's can cause periods to sometimes be heavier than usual, especially in the first few months of use. ...Read more

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Is brown discharge normal following uterine biopsy?

Is brown discharge normal following uterine biopsy?

YOUR DOC should: Have explained all of this to you and surprised you would not ask your doc what to expect afterwards, sometimes i think I am one of the few docs that ever explains anything to his patients, but yes u can have some spotting or brown discharge for a few days after an endometrial biopsy , heavy bleeding or bad pains or elevated temp is not normal. ...Read more

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Does abnormal bleeding due to uterine cancer follow a characteristic pattern (increasing vs. Tapering, true bleeding vs. Occasional spotting, etc.?)

Does abnormal bleeding due to uterine cancer follow a characteristic pattern (increasing vs. Tapering, true bleeding vs. Occasional spotting, etc.?)

Abnormal bleeding: Any abnormal bleeding should be evaluated by a gyn specialist, even though cancer is not the most likely cause. Erratic bleeding is the most concerning pattern, especially after menopause. ...Read more

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What kind of coagulation's desease cause spotting( abnormal vaginal bleeding )? Thanks

What kind of coagulation's desease cause spotting( abnormal vaginal bleeding )? Thanks

Vaginal spotting: There are many causes of vaginal spotting and coagulation disease is not often a cause. See your gyn doctor for the cause of your problem. ...Read more

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Can bleeding breakthrough be mistaken for implatation bleeding?

Can bleeding breakthrough be mistaken for implatation bleeding?

Implantation: Bleeding doesn't occur very much and is usually only a tiny amount when it does occur. Many women experience break through bleeding - implantation bleeding not so much. ...Read more

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If I have an abnormal uterine bleeding what will i do?

If I have an abnormal uterine bleeding what will i do?

The best: Solution would be to go to your doc and consider the birth controlpillto regulate bleeding. ...Read more

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Possible reasons for abnormal uterine bleeding secondary to endometrial polyp?

Endometrial polyps: endometrial polyps are friable ( which means they bleed very easy) If you see one sticking out the cervix and touch it with a swab they begin bleeding very quickly ...Read more

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How to differentiate a woman who has perimenopausal bleeding and abnormal uterine bleeding(aub)? Is it necessary to run a few investigations?

How to differentiate a woman who has perimenopausal bleeding and abnormal uterine bleeding(aub)? Is it necessary to run a few investigations?

Yes: Peri menopausal bleeding vs aub is easily determined by pelvic ultrasound . At peri menopausal age any irregular uterine bleeding shoul be investigated. ...Read more

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I had d and c and hysterscopy for abnormal uterine bleeding. Does hysteroacopy detect cancer during procedure or only when removed tissue is analyzed?

I had d and c and hysterscopy for abnormal uterine bleeding. Does hysteroacopy detect cancer during procedure or only when removed tissue is analyzed?

No, it may suggest: No, tissue is needed for diagnosis. Irregularity, nodules or masses on hysteroscopy may suggest likely cancer but rissue analysis by a pathologist is required both to tell what type and grade and prognosis of cancer and to screen out benign causses of irregularity or nodular mass. ...Read more

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What is the difference between abnormal vaginal bleeding and dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

Hormonal : Dysfunctional uterine bleeding is defined as abnormal bleeding due to hormone imbalances. Abnormal uterine bleeding is a broader, more general term including hormone imbalances as well as organic causes like fibroids, polyps, adenomyosis, arteriovenous malformations, and mullerian anomalies. ...Read more

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Had abnormal uterine bleeding too aygestin (norethindrone) for a mth and it helped, i ran out it took a few days for bleeding to come back. What should I do?

Get a refill: Go see your prescribing doctor & get a refill of your Aygestin (norethindrone). Discuss how long you're expected to continue taking this medication. Ask about other options (such as hormonal contraception) & tests to figure out the cause of your abnormal uterine bleeding. ...Read more

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What hormones in PCOS would need to be imbalanced to cause abnormal uterine bleeding / spotting? And if hormones are normal, look for another cause?

What hormones in PCOS would need to be imbalanced to cause abnormal uterine bleeding / spotting? And if hormones are normal, look for another cause?

Hormone Balance??: Hormones are not balanced or unbalanced. Insulin resistance underlies most cases of PCOS. So, when you eat sweets and carbs, your insulin rises and interferes with normal menstrual cycles, results in increased male hormone levels, and is often associated with hypertension and high cholesterol levels. The best approach to managing PCOS is low glycemic diet, strength training exercise and metformin ...Read more

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Whats is dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

See Below:: A normal period happens about the same time every month and is the nearly the same every month in terms of duration, timing and flow. Dysunctional uterine bleeding (DUB) is menstrual bleeding that is irregular in terms of duration, timing and/or flow but there is NO non-hormonal cause such as infection, cancer, pregnancy, miscarriage, etc. Its frequently cause by anovulation. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Concern about dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

Of course: Dysfunctional uterine bleeding can lead to anemia, and can be a sign of several types of problems, some minor, some important. Consult your gynecologist! ...Read more

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What to take for dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

What to take for dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

Abnormal periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of dysfunctional uterine bleeding bad?

Are the symptoms of dysfunctional uterine bleeding bad?

DUB: This means there are no organic cause for the bleeding, so relates to hormonal imbalance. It is bad if it bothers you. You will be to judge this, if it conceirns you , an appt with an ob.Gyn can offer lot of insight into this problem, and also a solution:). ...Read more

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How much time does dysfunctional uterine bleeding last?

There are no: specific time parameters. If you are experiencing dysfunctional uterine bleeding - would recommend medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Dysfunctional uterine bleeding -- what can I do to stop.?

Dysfunctional uterine bleeding -- what can I do to stop.?

See your gyn: See the answer i just posted to the person asking about whether sex was possible with dub. ...Read more

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What can I do about pain with dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

What can I do about pain with dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

Two options!: Non-steroidals can help, ie. Two aleve (naproxen) twice daily. Sometimes low dose ssris are used. Talk to your doc about these options! ...Read more

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Why am i in so much pain with this dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

Why am i in so much pain with this dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

It may be the cause: There are three primary causes of dysfunctional uterine bleeding: 1) pregnancy- get a pregnancy test now; 2) endocrine- things such as polycystic ovary disease; 3) structural or tissue, such as fibroids of the uterus, or tumors of the ovary, associated endometriosis. Given the fact that you have pain, the first suspicion would be a pregnancy or a tissue source. Get examined by a gynecologist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

Abnormal bleeding: Dysfunctional uterine bleeding is abnormal bleeding. The origin of the bleeding is from the endometrium or lining of the uterus. This abnormal bleeding is not related to any anatomical abnormality of the uterus. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of dysfunctional uterine bleeding? Can it lead to any other diseases or disorders?

What are the symptoms of dysfunctional uterine bleeding? Can it lead to any other diseases or disorders?

Abnormal bleeding: Abnormal bleeding can have many causes. If you aren't pregnant, start keeping a calendar of your periods, and if they continue to be abnormal then take this to a gynecologist. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more


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