Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) is a significant problem that affects adolescents, reproductive age women, and peri- and post-menopausal women.

One third of all visits to the gynecologist are due to abnormal uterine bleeding. Among adolescents, AUB is the most frequent cause of urgent admissions to the hospitals.

AUB affects 50 percent of all women with the majority occurring in the years just after periods start orjust before and after menopause. Of the 600,000 hysterectomies performed each year, more than half are due to AUB. Yet four out of five women with AUB have no anatomic or pathological condition and can be treated without a hysterectomy approximately 80 percent of the time.

AUB can be managed medically or surgically. Medical therapy is especially important if the woman desires future fertility.

Treatments Options for AUB