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Abnormal Uterine Bleeding due to PCOS? Rule it out!

About

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding is a condition where there is unusual bleeding that cannot be attributed to the normal menstrual cycle. PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is the primary cause of abnormal bleeding and doctors usually perform an ultrasound to rule it out. PCOS causes hormonal imbalance in women wherein there is an excess production of male hormones which leads to missed periods and difficulty in conceiving.

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding usually affects middle-aged women around 35 years or older.

There could be a variety of causes for abnormal uterine bleeding and they are:

  • Pregnancy
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Fibroids
  • PCOS
  • Cancer of uterine polyp/ cervix/ vagina
  • Miscarriage
  • Birth control pills
  • Stress

Symptoms

The common symptoms of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding are:

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Spotting
  • Fatigue
  • Bloating
  • Symptoms similar to anemia
  • Mood Swings
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Diagnosis is usually done by observing the medical history of the patient.
  • Diagnostic tests include:
  • Physical examination
  • Ultrasound
  • MRI
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Pelvic exam (Ultrasound)

Treatment

Self Care:

  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • Regular exercises.

Treatment of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding is done by taking into account the age, medical and family history, symptoms and causes of bleeding.

Medications:
Treatment options for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding recommended by doctors are:

  • NSAIDs
  • Combination Oral Contraceptives
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Tranexamic Acid
  • Hysterectomy (in case of uterine cancer)

Specialists: In the case of abnormal bleeding, it is recommended that you consult a gynaecologist immediately to get the right diagnosis and manage the condition effectively.

At mfine, we focus on providing quality healthcare via accurate diagnosis and a holistic treatment plan.

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