Abnormal uterine bleeding in adolescents

D. A. Minjarez, K. D. Bradshaw

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Abstract

Irregular bleeding is a common complaint of adolescents and is responsible for approximately 50% of gynecologic visits in that age group. Most abnormal bleeding in adolescents is caused by immaturity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis resulting in anovulation. Approximately 20% of adolescents have an underlying disorder requiring targeted diagnostic testing. A thorough history and physical examination and laboratory findings will often reveal the source of abnormal bleeding. Appropriate treatment is then directed to the underlying cause.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-78
Number of pages16
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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