Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding
You can use home treatment for some problems related to dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB).
For menstrual pain and heavy bleeding, you can use a Reference nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), such as over-the-counter ibuprofen. This type of medicine lowers Reference prostaglandins Opens New Window, which cause menstrual pain, and reduces bleeding during your period. An NSAID works best when you start taking it 1 to 2 days before you expect pain to start. If you don't know when your period will start next, take your first dose of an NSAID as soon as bleeding or premenstrual pain starts. Take regular doses of the NSAID, as directed.
Irregular menstrual bleeding can lead to low levels of iron in the blood. This condition is known as Reference anemia Opens New Window. You can prevent anemia by increasing the amount of Reference iron in your diet.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference January 27, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Reference Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology