Dysfunctional uterine bleeding is irregular vaginal bleeding that is not caused by a serious medical problem, such as miscarriage or cancer. In most cases, dysfunctional uterine bleeding is related to changes in hormone levels.
Dysfunctional uterine bleeding is:
Treatment options include:
Women who have dysfunctional uterine bleeding should be examined for other causes of symptoms and tested for anemia (low red blood cell count).
Last Revised: January 27, 2012
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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