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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Uterine Bleeding

Uterine bleeding is a type of abnormal uterine bleeding and caused by hormonal mechanism during menstrual periods. It is found in women.


Complication of pregnancy is the main cause of uterine bleeding.

This disease is caused by premature pregnancy disorder, systemic diseases, eating disorder, structural anomalies, gynecological infections and tumors. Risk factors of uterine bleeding include excessive exercise, obesity and emotional stress. Sometimes, thyroid disorder can be developed uterine bleeding.

Symptoms of uterine bleeding:

  • Abnormal menstrual periods
  • Infertility
  • Hot flashes
  • Hirsuitism
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Variable menstrual flows and cycles
  • Mood swings

Diagnosis of uterine bleeding:

Pelvic examination will be recommended by health care provider to detect the disorder. Hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsy are also used to diagnose the uterine bleeding. Family history and physical examination can be taken by health care provider. Sometimes ultrasound exam will be preferred by the doctor to exam the area of uterus and ovaries.




Treatment for uterine bleeding:

The types of treatment depend on symptoms, ages of patient and causes of uterine bleeding. In case of young women patient with first menstrual period, no treatment is used. Patient with anemia, iron supplementation will be recommended by the doctor.

Oral contraceptives and progestogen therapy are also effective to treat uterine bleeding. Surgery treatments such as hysterectomy and endometrial ablation may used in case of severe problem. Hormone supplementation and surgery may be used in case of older women.

Cycling with progesterone will be helpful to control the uterine bleeding. Sometimes, anti-prostaglandins such as naproxen sodium and ibuprofen will be suggested by the doctor to control uterine bleeding. Now Mifepristone is also effective to treat abnormal uterine bleeding.

Hysteroscopy is also good treatment to control the uterine bleeding. In this treatment, hysteroscope device is used by the doctor to examine the uterus.


This disease cannot be prevented. If a patient has irregular menstrual periods, go to the health care providers immediately. You should do exercise such as walking. Eat balanced diet and don’t being overweight.

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