Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB)?

Updated: Dec 07, 2018
  • Author: Millie A Behera, MD; Chief Editor: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG  more...
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Other conditions to be considered in patients with AUB include the following:

  • Adenomyosis

  • Endometrial polyps

  • Submucous leiomyomata (fibroids)

  • Surface lesions of the genital tract

  • Uterine sarcoma

Various coagulopathies to consider include the following:

  • Metabolic conditions associated with reduced estrogen metabolism

  • Chronic hepatic disease

  • Chronic renal failure

  • Congestive heart failure

Other pregnancy-related conditions to consider include the following:

  • Ectopic pregnancy

  • Iatrogenic causes

  • Adrenal steroids

  • Anticoagulants

  • Aspirin

  • Estrogen replacement therapy

  • Ginseng use

  • Intrauterine devices (IUDs)

  • Progestins

  • Psychotropic medications

  • Steroid contraceptives

  • Tranquilizers affecting neurotransmission

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