Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: An Age Based Approach

  • Shannon C. Scott, DO, FACOFP Midwestern University - Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Erin Raney, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM Midwestern University - College of Pharmacy-Glendale
  • Heather Johnston, OMS-IV Midwestern University - Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Belinda Bombei ACOFP

Abstract

Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) is a concern across the female reproductive lifespan. The initial evaluation focuses on identifying the underlying cause, either related or unrelated to structural abnormalities. Treatment options are then matched to the individual needs of the patient, which vary based upon age and reproductive plans. This article addresses common examples of age-specific issues associated with AUB. A case-based approach will discuss the evaluation and management of AUB issues including anovulation, polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometrial hyperplasia, and postmenopausal bleeding on hormone replacement therapy.

Author Biography

Heather Johnston, OMS-IV, Midwestern University - Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

OMM National Undergraduate Fellow

Published
2019-09-06
How to Cite
Scott, DO, FACOFP, S. C., E. Raney, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, H. Johnston, OMS-IV, and B. Bombei. “Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: An Age Based Approach”. Osteopathic Family Physician, Vol. 10, no. 6, Sept. 2019, pp. 28-34, https://ofpjournal.com/index.php/ofp/article/view/622.

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