Abnormal uterine bleeding
Abnormal uterine bleeding or dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB) is abnormal bleeding from the vagina that is due to changes in the hormone levels. It i s common for women at all ages of their life and can be related to pregnancy, but also caused from other medical conditions, such as polyps, fibroids or cancer. It is easy to work out the reason for bleeding with an examination, ultrasound and sometimes hysteroscopy (a camera looking inside of the uterus). These tests will help your doctor check for other causes of your symptoms and allow them to decide on the best treatment.
Abnormal uterine bleeding symptoms?
You may have abnormal uterine bleeding if you have one or more of the following symptoms:
- You get your period more often than every 21 days or farther apart than 35 days
- Your period lasts longer than 7 days
- Your bleeding is heavier than normal.