Progestin for Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding
How It Works
Progestins prevent overgrowth of the Reference endometrium Opens New Window. This helps prevent Reference dysfunctional uterine bleeding Opens New Window. (Heavy bleeding is often the product of irregular breakdown of an overgrown endometrium.) In teens and women who aren't Reference ovulating Opens New Window regularly, progestins help restore a predictable monthly Reference menstrual period Opens New Window.
You usually take progestins 10 to 12 days every month.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology