Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding

Dysfunctional uterine bleeding is one of the most common reasons patients seek the opinion of a gynecologist - Yovanni Casablanca MD

Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding

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The Pathophysiology of Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding

Compared to normal menstruation, the highly localized and unpredictable nature of dysfunctional bleeding represents a distinctly different biological entity. Clinically, DUB is defined as excessive bleeding during or between menstrual periods which cannot be attributed to a systemic, anatomical or discreet pathological process.

DUB can occur in the presence or absence of the changing steroid environment associated with cyclic ovulation, but this condition is most often associated with anovulation and a hyper-estrogenic environment. Additionally, anovulatory bleeding may occur at any time during the reproductive years of a women’s life, but the peak incidences occur at either the…

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