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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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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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Can a sonohysterogram be performed while I am experiencing abnormal uterine bleeding? I read there is a risk of infection if performed during menses.

Can a sonohysterogram be performed while I am experiencing abnormal uterine bleeding? I read there is a risk of infection if performed during menses.

Ask your doctor...: What is the indication for US study? If done through abdominal wall, such test would not affect genital/urinary tract; if done transvaginally, there may be an increase of infection while having period. In your scenario, asking your potential ordering doctor would be most direct & right things to do since s/he knows more about you than anyone online. Best wish... ...Read more

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Having dysfunctional uterine bleeding, went to gyno, going to have sono & possibly biopsy, what are the chances of cancer, are they high, scared!!

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

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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?

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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Can you conceive if you have breakthrough bleeding and a thin uterine lining. The dr did several tests and found nothing abnormal.

If you are ovulating: As long as you are ovulating, and having intercourse during the time of ovulation, then yes you can conceive. The thickness of the lining of the uterus will vary during the cycle (right after menses, it is usually thinner; gets thicker right before menses). It is hard to say whether or not you are ovulating based on the information available. If not getting regular menses then prob not ovulating. ...Read more

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Is heavy or abnormal bleeding a sign of uterine cancer? I am 40 years old and have abnormal bleeding. What are my chances that it's uterine cancer? .

Is heavy or abnormal bleeding a sign of uterine cancer? I am 40 years old and have abnormal bleeding. What are my chances that it's uterine cancer?

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It : It would be extremely rare to have uterine cancer. Other possibilities such as hormonal imbalance is a far more common possibility. Fibroids are benign (not cancerous) growths in the uterus that cause bleeding. Checking in with your gynecologist or family practitioner for a complete evaluation is the best decision. ...Read more

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Is there any medication to instantly stop irregular bleeding caused by uterine polyp?

Is there any medication to instantly stop irregular bleeding caused by uterine polyp?

Lysteda: Lysteda may stop the bleeding, but you should plan to have the polyp removed. A polyp removed from the uterine lining can be done thought the cervix, with no incisions. It is called a hysteroscopic polypectomy. ...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 do they mean by "irregular bleeding" as a symptom of uterine cancer?

What do they mean by "irregular bleeding" as a symptom of uterine cancer?

Non-menstural: Any bleeding that is different from your normal menstural bleeding. It may be spotting between periods, bloody discharge, altered blood between periods. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have irregular bleeding as a symptom of uterine cancer?

What does it mean to have irregular bleeding as a symptom of uterine cancer?

Can be initial sign.: Bleeding from your vagina either in between menstrual periods or after going through menopause can be an initial sign of uterine cancer. ...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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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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