What is Acute Uterine Bleeding?
Acute uterine bleeding is a condition which is not related to pregnancy and requires urgent attention. When it happens outside of periods, it is called metrorrhagia and is the first gynecologic cause of presentation in the emergency suite. Metrorrhagia can be caused by a disease that comes from the uterus inner lining (the endometrium) or the uterus muscle (the myometrium): polyp, fibroid, endometrial hyperplasia, adenomyosis, etc.
When a patient arrives in the ER with acute uterine bleeding, the goal is to quickly stabilize her before any diagnosis can be made on the cause of the bleeding. But reducing bleeding until it is stabilized and safe can take several hours and a cocktail of hormones and drugs.
Womed is developing a method to stop bleeding in a matter of minutes.