2.5 Functional bleeding


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

Rest; no medication indicated.