Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (cont.)
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What Increases Your Risk
Risk factors (things that increase your risk) for dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB) include:
Some women have dysfunctional uterine bleeding even though they have no risk factors.
When To Call a Doctor
If you have not been diagnosed with dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB), see the topic Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding to find out whether you should see your doctor.
Any big change in menstrual pattern or amount of bleeding that affects your daily life requires evaluation by a doctor. This includes menstrual bleeding for three or more menstrual cycles that:
Watchful waiting is a wait-and-see approach. If you have been diagnosed with dysfunctional uterine bleeding, you may consider watchful waiting when:
Talk to your doctor if you have not had a menstrual period for more than 3 months.
Who to see
Health professionals who can do an initial evaluation of a vaginal bleeding problem include:
If you need to be seen for further evaluation or surgery, your doctor may refer you to a gynecologist.
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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