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Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding - What Increases Your Risk

Risk factors (things that increase your risk) for dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB) include:

  • Your age. Dysfunctional uterine bleeding is more common in teens, at the beginning of the reproductive years, and in perimenopausal women at the end of their reproductive years.
  • Your weight. Overweight women more commonly develop dysfunctional uterine bleeding.1

Some women have dysfunctional uterine bleeding even though they have no risk factors.

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Last Updated: January 27, 2012
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