When it's not just a period

It may be

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Tolerating long, heavy, painful periods isn't healthy.

They're a physical, emotional and financial gut punch.

We're here to help

What is AUB?

The simple definition of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB) is a condition that results in uterine bleeding outside the normal volume, duration, regularity or frequency.

AUB is much more complicated than just blood flow during the menstrual cycle.

It's a condition with a variety of causes and symptoms. It can turn your period cycle upside down, and no two women have the same experience.

So, yeah. AUB is a beast.

Want to talk to your doctor about AUB but not sure where to start?

Symptoms of AUB

You may have seen or heard the term Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (HMB).
HMB is referred to by physicians as a subset of AUB.

Women who experience AUB have many other symptoms that significantly impact their personal and professional lives on top of the symptoms of HMB.

Cramps and bloating

Pressure on bowel and bladder

Constipation

Infertility


anxiety
depression
pain during sex
extreme fatigue
social fears around bleeding in public
problems sleeping
intimacy issues
anemia

The price of AUB

The costs of period products, pain relief, hormone treatments and replacing ruined underwear add up. Factor in lost income due to AUB’s impact on women’s work lives, and it’s plain to see that AUB is a significant economic burden for women.1

A woman with AUB spends 35% more on period essentials

Average period (lifetime)

$21,870

AUB period (lifetime)

$29,534

You have options

In a survey of 6,000+ women who were diagnosed as having AUB or felt their
periods were heavier than normal:

41% believed there were no treatment options available for them2

Meet Minerva

Minerva designs and manufactures minimally invasive devices that enable gynecologists to offer technologically advanced treatments for the common causes of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB).

These treatments are

NON-HORMONAL

UTERUS SPARING

MINIMALLY INVASIVE

MODERN

Minerva is dedicated to the advancement of modern uterine healthcare. We hope you find the information you need here to understand AUB and make informed choices that are right for you.

You have options. And what you are dealing with is worthy of being treated.

Improve your uterine health with Minerva's suite of minimally invasive, modern technologies for the treatment of fibroids, polyps and the endometrium.

AUB is

UNDER TREATED

UNDER REPORTED

UNDER STUDIED

AND NORMALIZED

What existing studies tell us is disturbing

Women with AUB report a quality of life that is below the 25th percentile of the general population.1 Meaning, she is not living anything close to her best life.

This is unacceptable.

What causes AUB?

For decades, women lacked a clear understanding of the causes of AUB symptoms. And physicians lacked a clear method of diagnosing and explaining the condition.

Today, physicians place the causes of AUB into two categories: structural and non-structural causes.

Examples of structural causes are polyps and fibroids.

Hormonal imbalances that affect the endometrium are an example of non-structural causes of AUB.

Learn more about the causes of AUB and how they impact your uterus and period.

Do you know your uterus?

When all the pain and discomfort you feel comes from that general direction, it's pretty easy to assume it's your uterus.

Let's see how AUB affects your uterus.

AUB can make it difficult to get pregnant.3

Wait. What?!

You deserve to be heard

A consultation with a gynecologist who understands AUB is what you need and deserve.

  1. Liu Z, Doan QV, Blumenthal P, Dubois RW. A systematic review evaluating health-related quality of life, work impairment, and health-care costs and utilization in abnormal uterine bleeding. Value Health. 2007 May-Jun;10(3):183-94. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4733.2007.00168.x. PMID: 17532811.
  2. Henry C, Ekeroma A, Filoche S. Barriers to seeking consultation for abnormal uterine bleeding: systematic review of qualitative research. BMC Womens Health. 2020;20(1):123. Published 2020 Jun 12. doi:10.1186/s12905-020-00986-8.
  3. Whitaker L, Critchley HO. Abnormal uterine bleeding. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. 2016;34:54-65. doi:10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2015.11.012.

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