​Treating 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.

Leading-edge facilities

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