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Dr. Jane Van Dis
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Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (Definition)

A condition iwhen a you are bleeding when you are not expecting your menstrual period, or when your menstrual flow is lighter or heavier than what ...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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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 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?

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

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Should I go to the ER for dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

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

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Can I have sex if I have dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

Can I have sex if I have dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

Yes: Dub is not an impediment to sex, although i would see my gynecologist to determine the cause of your dub. There are a variety of possibilities - weight, polycystic ovaries, fibroids, certain blood abnormalties and even cancer (although very unlikely). Most are easily dealth with. ...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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What to do if I have constant 'dysfunctional uterine bleeding' and my doctor won't do anything?

What to do if I have constant 'dysfunctional uterine bleeding' and my doctor won't do anything?

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

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What do you suggest if I have constant 'dysfunctional uterine bleeding' and my doctor won't do anything?

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

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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?

Biopsy and ablation: It sounds like they took the ovaries but left the uterus. Talk to your gyn. They can do a biopsy of the uterus to ensure there are no other underlying issues. Then an ablation, where they burn out the lining should prevent future bleeding problems. ...Read more

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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 more

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Should I take birth control for dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

Should I take birth control for dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

Possibly: After being evaluated for the actual cause, some people are paced on birth control pills to help regulate your period. They may or may not be the best option, your physician will help you make that decision. ...Read more

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Will my dysfunctional uterine bleeding ever regulate? & if anyone knows of some1 ever gettin pregnant with this horrible thing?

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

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How is endometrial ablation used to treat dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

How is endometrial ablation used to treat dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

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 more

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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

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I am on microgynon for dysfunctional uterine bleeding.how although it reduced bleeding i clot a lot more than first making periods heavier still.

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

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