Commonly menstruation cycle occurs after every 21 to 35 days and lasts for five days. If you have dysfunctional uterine bleeding, you may bleed frequently, or your menstruation bleeding will last longer. Abnormal bleeding may not always be dangerous, but sometimes, it may be the reason for cancer or any other serious condition.
Around 10% to 35% of women experience uterine bleeding worldwide. Dysfunctional bleeding is the most common at a time when menstruation begins and in the years before menopause.
Who is affected by Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding?
Dysfunctional bleeding from the Uterus is often noticed in non-pregnant women. But, dysfunctional bleeding also occurs in women after menopause or while pregnant. Bleeding after menopause is serious, and you should immediately contact your health care provider. When you bleed after menopause, the colour of the blood may be pink, brown or red. Some causes of bleeding are harmless. But some reasons may pose a severe threat to your health. Gynaecology Disorders treatment in Hebbal, Bangalore is available at Manipal Hospitals, visit today.
Causes of Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding
There are various causes of dysfunctional uterine bleeding. These are
Imbalance in releasing certain hormones
Abnormal structure of the Uterus
Some types of medications
Some medical conditions
Cancer in the Uterus
Diagnosis of Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding
Your healthcare provider may recommend you to do specific tests, including
To check your blood clots and blood counts
Sometimes, miscarriage causes heavy bleeding. Even upto 35 days of miscarriage, you may be positive on a pregnancy test.
Since hormonal imbalance is also one reason for irregular bleeding, your healthcare provider will do specific tests to check your hormone.
This examination is conducted to check fibroids or symptoms of cancer.
This test is conducted by collecting tissue from your Uterus and examining the presence of cancerous cells.
Treatment Methods for Irregular Uterine Bleeding
The treatment methods for irregular uterine bleeding depend upon the causes of the bleeding. Both medications and surgical procedures are applied according to the symptoms and causes. Book an appointment at our multi-specialty hospital today.
Treatment Through Medications
Some of the medications applied to treat dysfunctional bleedings are
a shot of progestin or implanting an IUD in the Uterus
nonsteroids anti-inflammatory drugs
Agonists Gonadotropin-releasing hormone that helps to stop bleeding by preventing ovulation
Antagonist Gonadotropin-releasing hormone that helps to heavy, heavy bleeding associated with fibroids
Treatment Through Surgery
Healthcare providers adopt various surgical methods to treat irregular uterine bleeding. Some of these methods are:
This procedure helps to prevent blood flow by causing them to shrink.
In this treatment method, your uterus lining is destroyed with the help of heat, laser, electricity or freezing.
With the help of this method, fibroids can be removed without destroying your ability to become pregnant.
This method helps to remove the Uterus. This treatment method is applied to treat cancer in the endometrium.
It’s a method of treatment by which atypical structure is removed from the Uterus.
How to Prevent?
You can take the following measures to prevent dysfunctional uterine bleeding. These are
By maintaining a healthy weight
Avoid foods that contain a high amount of animal fat
Take necessary measures to have sex safely
You should see your doctor if you find the following conditions.
Bleeding between periods and lasts longer than a week.
If the blood clot passing from the Uterus is larger than the regular size.
You feel tired or short of breath.