What’s Your Diagnosis? ED Management of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding in the Nonpregnant Patient
July 12, 2021


Posted by Andy Jagoda MD in: What's Your Diagnosis , trackback

Welcome to this month’s What’s Your Diagnosis Challenge!

Case Presentation: Emergency Department Management of
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding in the Nonpregnant Patient

A 29-year-old woman presents with vaginal bleeding for 3 weeks…

  • The patient states that she has been unable to get an appointment with her gynecologist until the end of the week, and she is concerned over the increasing blood loss. She has a history of irregular menstrual periods, and she was having intermittent spotting that has become heavier, with clots, over the past 5 days. She is using multiple pads a day.
  • In triage, her vital signs are within normal limits. You order a pregnancy test, which is negative.
  • You wonder whether and how you should begin treatment, or whether you should do nothing and defer to her gynecologist…

Make your best guess, and check back next month to find out the correct answer!

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