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.
Destroys the lining. An endometrial ablation is a procedure in which the lining of the uterus is destroyed (burned, resected, vaporized) in order to stop or decrease bleeding. It is often used to treat dysfunctional uterine bleeding, which is abnormal bleeding due to hormonal abnormalities.
There are no. Specific time parameters. If you are experiencing dysfunctional uterine bleeding - would recommend medical evaluation.
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!
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.
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.
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.