Abnormal uterine bleeding in reproductive-aged women

Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2015 Mar;42(1):103-15. doi: 10.1016/j.ogc.2014.09.006. Epub 2014 Dec 5.

Abstract

Abnormal uterine bleeding is a common medical condition with several causes. The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics published guidelines in 2011 to develop universally accepted nomenclature and a classification system. In addition, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recently updated recommendations on evaluation of abnormal uterine bleeding and indications for endometrial biopsies. This article reviews both medical and surgical treatments, including meta-analysis reviews of the most effective treatment options.

Keywords: Anovulation; Menorrhagia; Menstrual bleeding; Sonohysterography; Uterine bleeding.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Endometrial Neoplasms / complications
  • Endometrial Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Endometrial Neoplasms / pathology
  • Endometritis / complications
  • Endometritis / diagnosis*
  • Endometritis / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Leiomyoma / complications
  • Leiomyoma / diagnosis*
  • Leiomyoma / pathology
  • Polyps / complications
  • Polyps / diagnosis*
  • Polyps / pathology
  • Uterine Hemorrhage / diagnosis*
  • Uterine Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Uterine Hemorrhage / pathology
  • Uterine Neoplasms / complications
  • Uterine Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Uterine Neoplasms / pathology