Abnormal (Dysfunctional) Uterine Bleeding in Emergency Medicine Questions & Answers

Updated: Dec 07, 2018
  • Author: Amir Estephan, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

How is abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) defined?

What is the pathophysiology of abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB)?

What causes abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB)?

What is the prevalence of abnormal uterine bleeding in perimenopausal women?

What is the annual incidence of abnormal uterine bleeding?

What are the racial predilections of abnormal uterine bleeding?

When is abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) most common in adolescent girls?

What is the prognosis of abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB)?

What are the possible complications of abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB)?

What is included in patient education about abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB)?

Presentation

What is the focus of the clinical history to evaluate abnormal uterine bleeding?

Which physical findings are characteristic of abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Abnormal (Dysfunctional) Uterine Bleeding in Emergency Medicine?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB)?

What is the role of ultrasonography in the workup of abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB)?

What is the role of CT scanning and MRI in the workup of abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB)?

What is a biopsy indicated in the workup of abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB)?

Treatment

How is abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) treated?

What is included in the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) in the emergency department (ED)?

What are the key ACOG recommendations for the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB)?

What is the efficacy of depo-medroxyprogesterone acetate with oral medroxyprogesterone for the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB)?

What is the efficacy of the NuvaRing for the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB)?

What are the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada guidelines on the use to endometrial ablation in the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB)?

What is the efficacy of endometrial ablation for the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB)?

Medications

Which medications in the drug class Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone Analog are used in the treatment of Abnormal (Dysfunctional) Uterine Bleeding in Emergency Medicine?

Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are used in the treatment of Abnormal (Dysfunctional) Uterine Bleeding in Emergency Medicine?

Which medications in the drug class Steroid hormones are used in the treatment of Abnormal (Dysfunctional) Uterine Bleeding in Emergency Medicine?