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Evaluation and management of abnormal uterine bleeding in premenopausal women.

@article{Sweet2012EvaluationAM,
  title={Evaluation and management of abnormal uterine bleeding in premenopausal women.},
  author={Mary Gayle Sweet and Tarin A Schmidt-Dalton and Patrice M. Weiss and Keith P Madsen},
  journal={American family physician},
  year={2012},
  volume={85 1},
  pages={
          35-43
        }
}
Up to 14 percent of women experience irregular or excessively heavy menstrual bleeding. This abnormal uterine bleeding generally can be divided into anovulatory and ovulatory patterns. Chronic anovulation can lead to irregular bleeding, prolonged unopposed estrogen stimulation of the endometrium, and increased risk of endometrial cancer. Causes include polycystic ovary syndrome, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, thyroid dysfunction, hyperprolactinemia, and use of antipsychotics or antiepileptics… 

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