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Table 2 Treatment Pattern for AUB.

From: Management of abnormal uterine bleeding by northern, rural and isolated primary care physicians: PART I – How are we doing?

Treatment First Line
Frequency (%)
Second Line
Frequency (%)
Third Line
Frequency (%)
Watchful Waiting 7 (3.6) 1 (0.5) 0 (0)
Medical    
Oral Contraceptive 105 (54) 51 (28) 3 (2.4)
NSAID 50 (26) 8 (4.4) 1 (0.8)
Progesterone alone 22 (11) 33 (18) 6 (4.8)
Estrogen alone 2 (1.0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Anti-fibrinolytic 2 (1.0) 2 (1.1) 4 (3.2)
Gonadotropin Agonist 3 (1.5) 6 (3.3) 6 (4.8)
Referral 18 (9.3) 88 (48) 106 (84)
Surgical    
Dilatation and Curettage 6 (3.1) 31 (17) 10 (7.9)
Endometrial Ablation 1 (0.5) 10 (5.5) 13 (10)
Hysterectomy 2 (1.0) 10 (5.5) 25 (20)
Total Respondents 194 183 126