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Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (DUB)

Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (DUB)

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Dysfunctional uterine bleeding
(DUB)
Dr S.A.UZOIGWE
\u2022Definition
\u2022Abnormal bleeding from the uterus in the absence of
organic disease of the genital tract.
OR
\u2022Abnormal bleeding from the uterus unassociated with
tumour,inflammation or pregnancy.

The term may be applied to any abnormal pattern of
uterine bleeding but it is commonly applied to bleeding
which is excessive in amount, duration or frequency.

\u2022Occurs during the reproductive years (between
menarche and menopause).

\u2022It is a diagnosis of exclusion(i.e. excluding organic
disease of the genital tract).In theory the underlying
dysfunction should be identified.

\u2022Bleeding patterns

\u2022Excessive or heavy menstrual loss (menorrhagia)
\u2022Irregular bleeding (metrorrhagia)
\u2022Frequent bleeding with shortened cycle (polymenorrhoea).
\u2022Prolonged bleeding
\u2022Attention:oligomenorrhoea >35days,amenorrhoea

>6months,hypomenorrhoea(days of menstruation is reduced but it is
cyclical:scanty menstruation)

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