Dysfunctional (Abnormal) Uterine Bleeding is one condition every woman goes through at some point in her life. DUB occurs when you bleed outside your regular menstrual cycle.
The primary cause of dysfunctional uterine bleeding is a sex hormone imbalance. Girls with puberty and women approaching menopause can have imbalanced hormone levels for months or even years. This causes intermittent bleeding, serious bleeding, and spotting (bleeding outside the normal).
The signs of abnormal uterine bleeding that doctors look forward to includes; heavy period, bleeding between your period (after sex, or during menopause), long periods (more than 7 days), and irregular periods.
Medical conditions that often cause dysfunctional uterine bleeding are:
Other factors that can change bleeding patterns include:
Abnormal bleeding can occur at various periods from month to month and last for different durations of time. The volume of blood flow will range from light to incredibly heavy with big clots. Bleeding can be associated with uterine cramps in some women.
There is no way to prevent DUB, immediately contact your doctor when you begin to experience these severe or any other symptoms:
Administering a combination of oral birth control pills that contain synthetic estrogen and progesterone is the most common and simplest treatment option for DUB. This should be taken by the doctor’s prescription.
Generally, DUb is a temporary condition, once the sex hormones are controlled, the bleeding decreases.