What is Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (DUB)
Dysfunctional uterine bleeding is abnormal bleeding from the uterus. Dysfunctional uterine bleeding includes:
- A period that comes earlier or later than usual.
- A period that is lighter, heavier, or has blood clots.
- Bleeding between periods.
- Skipping one or more periods.
- Bleeding after sexual intercourse.
- Bleeding after menopause.
Follow these instructions at home:
Pay attention to any changes in your symptoms. Follow these instructions to help with your condition:
Eating and drinking
- Eat well-balanced meals. Include foods that are high in iron, such as liver, meat, shellfish, green leafy vegetables, and eggs.
you become constipated:
- Drink plenty of water.
- Eat fruits and vegetables that are high in water and fiber, such as spinach, carrots, raspberries, apples, and mango.
- Take over-the-counter and prescription medicines only as told by your health care provider.
- Do notchange medicines without talking with your health care provider.
or medicines that contain aspirin may make the bleeding worse. Do
nottake those medicines:
- During the week before your period.
- During your period.
- If you were prescribed iron pills, take them as told by your health care provider. Iron pills help to replace iron that your body loses because of this condition.
you need to change your sanitary pad or tampon more than one time every 2
- Lie in bed with your feet raised (elevated).
- Place a cold pack on your lower abdomen.
- Rest as much as possible until the bleeding stops or slows down.
- Do nottry to lose weight until the bleeding has stopped and your blood iron level is back to normal.
two months, write down:
- When your period starts.
- When your period ends.
- When any abnormal bleeding occurs.
- What problems you notice.
- Keep all follow up visits as told by your health care provider. This is important.
Contact a health care provider if:
- You get light-headed or weak.
- You have nausea and vomiting.
- You cannot eat or drink without vomiting.
- You feel dizzy or have diarrhea while you are taking medicines.
- You are taking birth control pills or hormones, and you want to change them or stop taking them.
Get help right away if:
- You develop a fever or chills.
- You need to change your sanitary pad or tampon more than one time per hour.
- Your bleeding becomes heavier, or your flow contains clots more often.
- You develop pain in your abdomen.
- You lose consciousness.
- You develop a rash.