What causes Abnormal Menstrual Bleeding?

Abnormal menstrual bleeding or abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) is defined as bleeding from the uterus that is irregular, prolonged, heavy or occurs after sexual intercourse or after menopause.

The normal menstrual cycle usually occurs between 21 to 35 days and the duration is between 3 to 7 days.

For instance, your periods may last more a week, may require you to change your pads every hour even during the night, or it may even occur in between your cycles. Post-menopausal bleeding or post-coital bleed are often abnormal and should be investigated.

What are the causes of abnormal uterine bleeding?

It is important to rule out non-gynaecological causes as appropriate treatment can be recommended as early as possible. Some of these causes include thyroid problems, coagulation problems