What is the role of desmopressin in the treatment 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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On rare occasions, a young patient with anovulatory bleeding also might have a bleeding disorder. Desmopressin, a synthetic analog of arginine vasopressin, has been used as a last resort to treat abnormal uterine bleeding in patients with documented coagulation disorders. Treatment is followed by a rapid increase in von Willebrand factor and factor VIII, which lasts about 6 hours.


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