Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding

Normally, menstrual periods begin between ages 11 to 17 in young women. A normal menstrual cycle/period may begin every 23 days up to 35 days and lasts from 1 to 7 days. Around 12 to 14 days before your menstrual period starts, ovulation (ovary produces an egg) occurs. When counting the time between menstrual periods, count from the first day of bleeding of the previous period to the first day of bleeding of the next period.

Dysfunctional (abnormal) uterine bleeding is bleeding that is different from a normal menstrual period. Your periods may come earlier or later than usual. They may be lighter, have blood clots or be heavier. You may have bleeding between periods, or you may skip one period or more. You may have bleeding after sexual intercourse, bleeding after menopause, or no menstrual period.

CAUSES

DIAGNOSIS

TREATMENT

Treatment will depend on the cause of the dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB). Treatment may include:

HOME CARE INSTRUCTIONS

SEEK MEDICAL CARE IF:

SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL CARE IF: