Updated: 1/6/2016

Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding

Topic
Review Topic
0
0
Introduction
  • Abnormal frequency and intensity of menses
    • polymenorrhea - frequent
    • oligomenorrhea - infrequent
    • hypomenorrhea - low intensity bleeding
    • hypermenorrhea - high intensity bleeding
    • metrorhagia - frequent but irregular bleeding
    • menometrorrhagia - high intensity, irregular bleeding
  • Most commonly occurs at the beginning (puberty) or end (menopause or perimenopause) of menses
    • typically a result of anovulation (anovulatory dysfunctional uterine bleeding)
      • without a corpus luteum there is an estrogen-progesterone inbalance
        • progesterone is required for maintenance of endometrium
    • may also occur with ovulation (inadequate luteal phase)
      • inadequate maintenance/maturation of corpus luteum
  • Bleeding past menopause is most commonly endometrial hyperplasia/cancer
Treatment
  • Medical (anovulatory, inadequate luteal phase)
    • progesterone
    • OCP
 

Please rate topic.

Average 5.0 of 1 Ratings

Thank you for rating! Please vote below and help us build the most advanced adaptive learning platform in medicine

The complexity of this topic is appropriate for?
How important is this topic for board examinations?
How important is this topic for clinical practice?
Topic COMMENTS (0)
Private Note