Estrogen Therapy for Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding
Why It Is Used
High-dose Reference estrogen Opens New Window is used to reduce sudden, heavy uterine bleeding. Usually, 24 hours of Reference intravenous Opens New Window (IV) or oral (pills or tablets) estrogen therapy is followed with 7 to 10 days of oral estrogen plus Reference progestin Opens New Window.
During Reference perimenopause Opens New Window, when the body makes less estrogen, some women take estrogen along with progestin to regulate the menstrual cycle and reduce Reference dysfunctional uterine bleeding Opens New Window. For more information, see Reference Birth Control Pills, Patch, or Ring.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology