Which age groups have the highest prevalence of abnormal uterine bleeding?

Updated: Dec 07, 2018
  • Author: Millie A Behera, MD; Chief Editor: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG  more...
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Because most cases are associated with anovulatory menstrual cycles, adolescents [3]  and perimenopausal women [4]  are particularly vulnerable. About 20% of affected individuals are in the adolescent age group, and 50% of affected individuals are aged 40-50 years. In a study of 400 perimenopausal women, the most common type of bleeding pattern was menorrhagia (67.5%), and the most common pathology was simple endometrial hyperplasia without atypia (31%). [4]


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