abnormal uterine bleeding
If you have been diagnosed with abnormal uterine bleeding, the experts at The Christ Hospital Health Network can help you with advanced, effective treatment. We work with you to create a customized treatment plan that meets your needs and lifestyle.
Depending on the cause, the first line of treatment is often medical. For abnormal uterine bleeding medical treatments may include:
Antibiotics—for an infection
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists—to help the release of the pituitary hormones follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH)
Hormonal birth control methods—including birth control pills, vaginal ring with hormones, skin patch
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs—may include ibuprofen to help control heavy bleeding and relieve menstrual cramps
Special medications for bleeding disorders—medicines to help blood clots if you have a bleeding disorder
Tranexamic acid—medication used to treat or prevent excessive blood loss from major trauma, postpartum bleeding or surgery
When medicine, lifestyle changes and other non-invasive treatments cannot ease your symptoms, your doctor may recommend surgery.
Surgical treatments for abnormal uterine bleeding include:
Dilatation and curettage (D&C)—removes tissue from inside your uterus
Endometrial ablation—burns the lining of the uterus to stop or reduce bleeding
Hysterectomy—surgical removal of the uterus
Myomectomy—removes fibroids (noncancerous growths in and around the uterus
Uterine artery embolization—blocks blood vessels to the uterus that fibroids need to grow
We specialize in performing the most complex of procedures through the smallest of incisions. These minimally invasive surgeries mean you have less scarring, less pain and recover faster—so you get back to your life sooner.
At The Christ Hospital Health Network, we have an
innovative Women's Surgery Center designed specifically for women. Our Center features
spacious operating rooms, the da Vinci surgical system for robotic-assisted
gynecologic surgery, and telemedicine technology for real-time, remote
consultations with pathologists.
Find a Women’s Health doctor who specializes in abnormal uterine bleeding.