Abnormal uterine bleeding


Treatment and prevention of abnormal uterine bleeding

Treatment and prevention options depend on the cause of abnormal uterine bleeding, the severity of your symptoms, your age, and your reproductive goals. Treatment options include:

  • Hormone therapy. Health care providers often prescribe birth control pills, hormone injections, or hormone creams to regulate hormone levels and decrease or eliminate abnormal uterine bleeding. Hormone-releasing IUDs are also used to control bleeding.
  • Other medications. Antibiotics treat infections that cause abnormal uterine bleeding. A variety of other prescription medications are used in some cases to control bleeding.
  • Endometrial ablation. This is a specialized procedure that destroys the lining of your uterus to eliminate abnormal uterine bleeding.
  • Surgery, including dilation and curettage (D&C), which is a procedure used to scrape away the uterine lining. Surgical removal of fibroids or polyps and hysterectomy, the surgical removal of the uterus, are other surgeries your doctor may perform.

Your Dignity Health care provider will discuss your treatment options with you and help you select the most appropriate treatment for abnormal uterine bleeding in NV, CA, and AZ.