What Is Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB)?
Abnormal uterine bleeding can be referred to in a number of ways – heavy bleeding, heavy periods, and menorrhagia. Essentially, all of these terms are encompassed under the technical term “abnormal uterine bleeding” or AUB.
Many women experience heavy menstrual bleeding at some point in their lives. But for one in four women, every cycle is heavy—and that’s not normal. OB/GYN providers call this condition “abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB)” or “menorrhagia.” We understand this can be a frustrating or painful condition, and aim to deliver premium care by empowering our patients to ask and receive answers to all of their concerns and questions.
When is heavy menstrual bleeding too heavy?
Although every woman experiences her period differently, most doctors define a normal, healthy period by a few standard criteria.