Dysfunctional uterine bleeding, Menstrual irregularity: 8 Possible Causes
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What causes dysfunctional uterine bleeding and menstrual irregularity? 8 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a disorder in which the tissue that forms the lining of your uterus grows outside of your uterine cavity. The lining is called the endometrium.

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2

Ovarian Cysts

Most women will develop at least one cyst on their ovaries during their lives. In most cases, these cysts are painless and cause no symptoms.

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3

Ovarian Cancer

The ovaries are small organs on either side of the uterus. They're where eggs are produced. Ovarian cancer can occur in different parts of the ovary.

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4

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the reproductive organs in women. It's marked by pain in the abdomen, especially during urination or sex.

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5

Endometrial Cancer (Cancer of the Uterine Endometrium)

Cancer of the uterine endometrium, or endometrial cancer, is a type of cancer that starts in the inner lining of your uterus called the endometrium.

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6

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in which a woman's levels of the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone are out of balance. This leads to the growth of ovarian cysts.

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7

Infertility

Infertility occurs when you're not able to become pregnant after a year of trying or after six months if you're 35 or older, according to the Mayo Clinic. Infertility can occur in males and females.

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8

Hypothyroidism

The thyroid gland produces a hormone that controls how your cells use energy (metabolize). Hypothyroidism occurs when the body doesn't produce enough. Untreated, it can cause complications like obesity and heart disease.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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