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Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

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Abnormal Uterine BleedingI am dealing with abnormal uterine bleeding. What could be causing it and what can I do about it? Will I need a hysterectomy?

There are many reasons you can deal with abnormal uterine bleeding at some point in your life. Some of these reasons are minor and may even resolve on their own, while others can be more serious and require medical attention and possibly a hysterectomy.

Any time that you experience hormonal imbalance, you can have abnormal bleeding. Stress, a new exercise plan, or even big changes to your diet can also affect your cycle. While abnormal uterine bleeding can occur at any age, it may worsen during perimenopause.

There are also specific health issues that can cause abnormal uterine bleeding:In addition, hormonal treatments (IUD, birth control pills), blood thinners, irritation of the genital area, trauma, or a reaction to foreign bodies could lead to abnormal uterine bleeding.
WHAT IS ABNORMAL UTERINE BLEEDING?
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Bleeding with intercourse
  • Bleeding longer than usual
  • Bleeding more heavily than usual
  • Spotting during your cycle
  • Bleeding after menopause


Abnormal uterine bleeding can be treated in a number of ways depending on the cause, your age, fertility concerns, and your overall health. In some cases, a "wait and see" approach may be all that is needed. In other cases, you may need hormonal treatments, an endometrial ablation, a D&C, or a hysterectomy.

If you experience abnormal uterine bleeding of any kind, you need to talk to your doctor. Besides sharing your symptoms, you may need a physical exam, blood work, testing, and a family history evaluation to help your doctor determine the cause of your bleeding. While abnormal bleeding can occur for a variety of reasons throughout your life, it is never normal during menopause and should not be ignored.


This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

04-25-2014 - 07:45 PM


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