What is the role of CBC count in the workup 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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Document blood loss. Charting the number of menstrual pads used per day, or keeping a menstrual calendar is helpful.

When in doubt, obtain a baseline CBC count for hemoglobin and hematocrit. Rule out anemia. Obtain a differential with platelet count if hematologic disease is suspected.


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