Dysfunctional uterine bleeding in adolescents


Authors: Hana Kosová
Authors‘ workplace: Canadian Medical Care, Česká republika, spol. s r. o., Praha
Published in: Prakt Gyn 2016; 20(1): 40-43
Category: Gynecology and Obstetrics: Review Article

Overview

Adolescent girls most frequently seek a gynecologist’s advice in relation to menstrual cycle disorders. Ideally, they should visit a pediatric gynecologist, whose care, however, is not always within easy reach. Therefore this problem is often treated by gynecologists specialized in adult patients. In most cases they deal with it by prescribing hormonal contraception, whose administering will regulate the cycle. However this is not a causal solution of the issue of juvenile metrorrhagia. Its solution should be in the hands of pediatric gynecologists, and if gynecologists treating adults have to deal with this problem, this paper should give them some basic information.

Key words:
pediatric gynecology – dysmenorrhea – juvenile metrorrhagia – menstrual cycle disorders in adolescence


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Labels
Paediatric gynaecology Gynaecology and obstetrics Reproduction medicine
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