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Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding Drugs
Will my dysfunctional uterine bleeding ever regulate , im23yrs old & ttc , is dub normal? Cant afford a dr visit :'( can drug & alcohol cause this ?
No: Drugs and alcohol don't typically affect irregular bleeding. Irregular bleeding is typically caused by extremes of weight (thin and heavy), polyps or fibroids in the uterus, or hormonal imbalances. Also thyroid or pituitary can play a role. It's difficult to assess if you can't see a doctor. The one thing you can control is weight, diet and exercise. Consider planned parenthood, they may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the symptoms of dysfunctional uterine bleeding? Can it lead to any other diseases or disorders?
Positive result! can clearblue plus give you a false positive result? We've tryinh &finally got a positive! with dysfunctional uterine bleeding
congratulations: False positive tests are very rare unless you did not follow the directions on the test. Congratulations. ...Read more
I'm 38 and i believe I have dysfunctional uterine bleeding. I have had many tests, sonograms. I have no children and would like to one, options?
PREMENOPAUSAL ?: Abnormal period can be premenopausal due to your age. Do you want to have kids? Pls. Consult gyne. Thanks. ...Read more
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Absolutely not: The er is for emergencies. 99/100 dub is not an emergency. It is a chronic condition which can be easily remedied. See my previous two posts on dub. ...Read more
Second opinion: There are a number of reasons for abnormal uterine bleeding. Each has different treatment options. If your doctor is truly not doing "anything", get a second opinion from an ObGyn or a Gyn Oncologist. After age 35, the risk of endometrial cancer starts going up. The good news is that this usually takes years, but even without pre-cancer (hyperplasia) or cancer, there is no reason to keep bleeding. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have constant 'dysfunctional uterine bleeding' and my doctor won't do anything?
Dysfunctional bleed: The first question is whether the bleeding is immediately dangerous to you. After that, you have some time to determine possible causes and treatments. This clearly bothers you (understandably) and you might discuss with your doctor the options available to you for control, or the time span after which S/he would consider testing or treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more
I had my ovarys taken out 5 months ago, and i started bleeding went to hospital and dr told me I have dysfunctional uterine bleeding what do I do?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 fibroids(2x2, 1x1), hypothyroid(on therapy) can I eat ground flax seed? If so, how much I can take for LDL reduction, dysfunctional uterine bleeding.
Will my dysfunctional uterine bleeding ever regulate? & if anyone knows of some1 ever gettin pregnant with this horrible thing?
Look for cause: By definition, dysfunctional uterine bleeding (dub) means that you are not ovulating regularly. There is often an underlying cause, such as thyroid disease, diabetes or polycystic ovarian syndrome. You need to talk with your doctor about these conditions. In the meantime, birth control pills are an excellent way to regulate your cycles. If uncertain about pregnancy, take a test! ...Read more
Having dysfunctional uterine bleeding, went to gyno, going to have sono & possibly biopsy, what are the chances of cancer, are they high, scared!!
Uterine biopsy: At 56, dysfunctional bleeding may be due to thicker uterine lining, which may contain abnormal cells. Worst case would be that uterine cells may be malignant, but more likely will be designated "adenomatous hyperplasia", which is not. The biopsy will dictate the next steps. ...Read more
Dub and endometrial: Causes of dysfunctional bleeding should be determined by a biopsy before proceeding to ablative therapy. If there is no evidence of cancer then the ablation can be performed to destroy the endometrial lining and prevent further bleeding in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you ovulate while being on your period, especially if you suffer from dysfunctional uterine bleeding? I want a bby so badly :(
Ovulation: Dear panda. Your period & ovulation are two different times. You can calculate when you ovulate by starting with the first day of your period & counting till the first day of your next period. Divide in half for ovulation day. You can also use an ovulation predictor chart from an on-line site or buy an ovulation predictor kit from your drug store. Good luck! ...Read more
What do you suggest if my period for 15 days. they told me it was dysfunctional uterine bleeding (dub). anyone else have this?
I am on microgynon for dysfunctional uterine bleeding.how although it reduced bleeding i clot a lot more than first making periods heavier still.
Other options: Birth control pills such as Microgynon is one option to help with cycle control. There are many other options. Other brands may have different effective. Mirena (levonorgestrel) and Skyla IUD can decrease or stop cycles. Depoprovera can stop them to. Lysteda is a non hormonal treatment used to minimize periods. ...Read more
I was told to take ibuprofen 800mg immediately to control dysfunctional uterine bleeding. But how often can I take it? What is the max daily dosage?
3x day: The maximum dose we prescribe is 800mg every 8 hours with food! be sure and have something in your stomach to avoid GI upset. ...Read more
I just don't understand why i'm having periods with ovarys gone and dr tells me it's dysfunctional uterine bleeding at the hospital, follow up dr tues?
Agree: Women with no ovaries cannot have a period unless they are receiving hormones such as hormonal replacement therapy. Rarely when ovaries are removed small bits can be left behind (ovarian remnants). There can be non hormonal reasons for bleeding that could be a problem. It is good that you have a follow up appointment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there hope on pregnancy w/ dysfunctional.Uterine.Bleeding? A week ago i had the egg white discharge so we tried. Today after a month 1/2 started :(
Yes: Dub usually means that you ovulate very irregularly. Since you can only get pregnant around the time of ovulation, you need to try to figure out when you ovulate. Sometimes this can be done with basal body temperature charts or ovulation test kits. Your gyn can help you with this. If you are not ovulating, then an infertility doctor can help you ovulate. So yes there is hope. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dysfunctional uterine bleeding, what r the chances of pregnancy?My period lasted a wk, b4 that i had egg white discharge so we tried.Now just waiting.
Its possible: Especially if you are having unprotected intercourse. If you're not pregnant consider going on a contraceptive method to reduce the worry. ...Read more
Do I need hysterectomy : I have Abnormal vaginal bleeding for 4 months, I am diagnosed with uterine fibroids; then I had D&C cleaning.
No: Hysterectomy may be an option but it should be the option of last resort. There are less invasive options to treat the heavy bleeding and allow to you to keep your uterus which is important even in women who are not interested in fertility. Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE or UAE) is an outpatient, nonsurgical solution performed by Interventional Radiologists. Find an experienced IR and see. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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