Abnormal uterine bleeding, a new terminology is needed

Edmond Confino*

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The current terminology describing abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) is not universally agreed upon. A new AUB terminology must be uniform, unambiguous, and symptom focused. A prototype letters and numbers formula covering the entire spectrum of AUB is proposed that may contain sequences such as B1D2F1A2P1 (i.e., moderate-1 bleeding, lasting for 2 days-duration, with frequent monthly-1 presentation, causing significant-anemia and mild-1 pains). Universal acceptance of a similar standard and reproducible terminology will add semiquantitative information, enable accurate reporting, and facilitate clinical research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)479-480
Number of pages2
JournalFertility and Sterility
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2007


  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • terminology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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