2.5 Functional bleeding

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    Bleeding that is usually light, endometrial in origin, with no apparent cause. This is a diagnosis of exclusion, after the other causes of bleeding discussed in this chapter have been ruled out.

    2.5.1 Diagnosis

    • Light bleeding.
    • Normal size uterus; long, closed posterior cervix; no adnexal mass.

    2.5.2 Management

    Reassure the patient; no medication indicated.