What is the role of imaging studies 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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Generally, patients with abnormal uterine bleeding can be managed appropriately without the use of expensive imaging studies.

In obese patients with suboptimal pelvic examination or in patients with suspected ovarian or uterine pathology, pelvic ultrasonographic evaluation might be helpful.

Ultrasonography can be used to examine the status of the endometrium. Endometrial hyperplasia, endometrial carcinoma, endometrial polyps, and uterine fibroids can be identified easily by this technology.


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