ABNORMAL UTERINE BLEEDING TREATMENT IN BROOKLYN
The inside of the uterus has two layers. The thin inner layer is called the endometrium. The thick outer muscular wall is the myometrium. Menstruation occurs 10 to 14 days after ovulation. In women who ovulate and menstruate regularly, the endometrium thickens every month in preparation for pregnancy. If the woman does not become pregnant, the endometrial lining is shed during the menstrual period. With menopause, ovulation stops and the lining stops growing and shedding.
Under normal circumstances, a woman’s uterus sheds a limited amount of blood during each menstrual period (less than 5 tablespoons or 80 mL). Bleeding that occurs erratically or excessive regular menstrual bleeding is considered to be abnormal uterine bleeding. Once a woman who is not taking hormone therapy enters menopause and the menstrual cycles have ended, any uterine bleeding is considered abnormal. Abnormal uterine bleeding can be caused by many different conditions