The simple definition of
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
When all the pain and discomfort you feel comes from that general direction, it's pretty easy to assume it's your uterus.
AUB can make it difficult to get pregnant.3
A consultation with a gynecologist who understands AUB is what you need and deserve.Locate an AUB expert