• Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding Similar Conditions

Similar Conditions
  • Abortion/Miscarriage is cause of abnormal uterine bleeding during early pregnancy. One out of four pregnant women may experience vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy without any potential damage to the fetus. However, when bleeding becomes profuse and painful, it is a sign of abortion and must be ruled out by performing a pregnancy test.
  • Hypothyroidism is also a cause of menstrual irregularities, obesity and infertility. However, hypothyroidism, often called underactive thyroid, is a hormonal disorder in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone.
  • It can cause a number of other symptoms, such as tiredness and poor ability to tolerate cold.
  • Hyperprolactinemia, i.e. elevated levels of a hormone called prolactin in the blood, may lead to infrequent or absent menses.
  • Features of increased male hormones may also be present. However, a symptom called galactorrhea, which is spontaneous flow of breast milk is present in hyperprolactinemia. Headache may also be present.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • PCOS is a condition affecting the ovaries of women in reproductive age group. It is characterized by formation of cysts within them causing them to enlarge more than the normal size. There is irregular or absence of ovulation, and increase in the androgens (male hormones) in the body.
  • Both DUB and PCOD have symptoms of weight gain, unwanted abnormal hair growth, acne, and irregular periods. USG (Ultrasonography) shows polycystic ovaries.