Journal article

Bleeding disorders and heavy menses in adolescents

Sonia Grover

CURRENT OPINION IN OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2007

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this article is to review the current evidence for optimal management of the adolescent who presents with heavy periods. RECENT FINDINGS: A recent survey of clinicians involved in adolescent gynaecology revealed a lack of consistency in the management of acute adolescent heavy menses. Very few randomized trials have been undertaken for acute heavy menses in women of any age, although one recent trial compared the oral contraceptive pill with oral medroxy progesterone acetate in adult women and showed them to be equally effective. The applicability of this trial to adolescents is unclear. Furthermore, although guidelines have been produced for menorrhagia managem..

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