ch 12. Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (DUB)

Posted: May 17, 2012 in Gynocology
Normal Menses : 
  • Flow lasts 2-7 days
  • Cycle 21-35 days in length
  • Total menstrual blood loss 20-60 mL
Other Causes of Vaginal Bleeding :
  1. Pregnancy related causes
  2. Medications
  3. Anatomic causes
  4. Infectious disease
  5. Endocrine abnormalities: Thyroid, DM
  6. Bleeding disorders
  7. Endometrial hyperplasia
  8. Neoplasms

Descriptive Term

Bleeding pattern

Menorrhagia Regular cycles, prolonged duration, excessive flow
Metrorrhagia Irregular cycles
Menometorrhagia Irregular, prolonged, excessive
Hypermenorrhea Regular, normal duration, excessive flow
Polymenorrhea Frequent cycles
Oligomenorrhea Infrequent cycles
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