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Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: Overview

Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) refers to irregular or excessive bleeding from the uterus, often indicative of underlying health issues. Causes of AUB vary and can include hormonal imbalances, uterine fibroids, polyps, or endometrial hyperplasia. Diagnosis typically involves a thorough medical history, physical examination, and various tests such as ultrasound, endometrial biopsy, or blood tests to identify the underlying cause. Management of AUB depends on the underlying cause and may involve medications such as hormonal contraceptives, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or surgical interventions like endometrial ablation or hysterectomy. AUB can significantly impact a person's quality of life, causing symptoms such as fatigue, anemia, and emotional distress. Early intervention and regular gynecological screenings are crucial for diagnosing and managing AUB effectively. Patient education on menstrual health and awareness of symptoms is essential for timely medical intervention and improved outcomes. Hormonal therapies, lifestyle modifications, and dietary changes may also be recommended to manage symptoms and promote overall well-being in individuals with AUB.

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Dr. Dilini Ilukpitiya

Gynecologist & Fertility Specialist, Ministry of Health, Srilanka

Dr. Dilini Ilukpitiya, currently working  as Consultant (Acting) in Fertility and Reproductive Medicine at the Fertility Unit of a Teaching Hospital and within the Ministry of Health, boasts a rich array of professional affiliations and memberships. These include accreditation with the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK, lifetime membership with the Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, and the Endometriosis Society in Sri Lanka. Additionally, Dr. Ilukpitiya is a member of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG), as well as a Fellow of the Association of Minimal Access Surgeons India (AMASI) and an Associate Member of the Sri Lanka Association of Minimal Access and Digital Surgeons (SLAMADS). Dr. Ilukpitiya's scholarly contributions extend to authored books, including co-authorship and thematic design of "OBSTETRICS IN CYCLES FOR POSTGRADUATES," co-authorship and original illustrations for the "COG MANUAL COURSE IN OBSTETRICS," and contributions to "Tabulated Obstetrics for Undergraduates" and "Tabulated Gynaecology for Undergraduates," among others.

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Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) refers to irregular or excessive bleeding from the uterus, often indicative of underlying health issues. Causes of AUB vary and can include hormonal imbalances, uterine fibroids, polyps, or endometrial hyperplasia. Diagnosis typically involves a thorough medical history, physical examination, and various tests such as ultrasound, endometrial biopsy, or blood tests to identify the underlying cause. Management of AUB depends on the underlying cause and may involve medications such as hormonal contraceptives, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or surgical interventions like endometrial ablation or hysterectomy. AUB can significantly impact a person's quality of life, causing symptoms such as fatigue, anemia, and emotional distress. Early intervention and regular gynecological screenings are crucial for diagnosing and managing AUB effectively. Patient education on menstrual health and awareness of symptoms is essential for timely medical intervention and improved outcomes. Hormonal therapies, lifestyle modifications, and dietary changes may also be recommended to manage symptoms and promote overall well-being in individuals with AUB.

webinar
Dr. Dilini Ilukpitiya
  • 16th-May-2024, TIME : 3:00PM - 4:00PM
  • 0

Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) refers to irregular or excessive bleeding from the uterus, often indicative of underlying health issues. Causes of AUB vary and can include hormonal imbalances, uterine fibroids, polyps, or endometrial hyperplasia. Diagnosis typically involves a thorough medical history, physical examination, and various tests such as ultrasound, endometrial biopsy, or blood tests to identify the underlying cause. Management of AUB depends on the underlying cause and may involve medications such as hormonal contraceptives, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or surgical interventions like endometrial ablation or hysterectomy. AUB can significantly impact a person's quality of life, causing symptoms such as fatigue, anemia, and emotional distress. Early intervention and regular gynecological screenings are crucial for diagnosing and managing AUB effectively. Patient education on menstrual health and awareness of symptoms is essential for timely medical intervention and improved outcomes. Hormonal therapies, lifestyle modifications, and dietary changes may also be recommended to manage symptoms and promote overall well-being in individuals with AUB.