Menstrual disorders in adolescence: investigation and management

Hum Reprod Update. Sep-Oct 2003;9(5):493-504. doi: 10.1093/humupd/dmg038.

Abstract

Menstrual disorders in adolescence may present diagnostic and management challenges for the gynaecologist. This review will describe the common and uncommon menstrual disorders that may arise in early reproductive life, together with guidance on their investigation and management.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adrenal Hyperplasia, Congenital / surgery
  • Adult
  • Amenorrhea / therapy
  • Androgen-Insensitivity Syndrome / diagnosis
  • Androgen-Insensitivity Syndrome / therapy
  • Disorders of Sex Development
  • Endometriosis / complications
  • Endometriosis / therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intellectual Disability / complications
  • Male
  • Menarche / physiology
  • Menstruation Disturbances / therapy*
  • Oligomenorrhea / therapy
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome / complications
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome / therapy
  • Pregnancy
  • Primary Ovarian Insufficiency / therapy
  • Puberty, Delayed / etiology
  • Puberty, Delayed / therapy
  • Puberty, Precocious / etiology
  • Puberty, Precocious / therapy
  • Uterine Hemorrhage / therapy
  • Vagina / abnormalities