Menstruation

ACOG Guidelines: Menstrual manipulation for adolescents with physical and developmental disabilitiesExpert commentary on Committee Opinion No. 668: Menstrual Manipulation for Adolescents With Physical and Developmental Disabilities.
Menstruation: The sixth vital signAfter blood pressure, heart rate, oxygenation, temperature, and pain, pediatricians should include an evaluation of menstrual cycles for adolescent females when assessing overall health, according to a recommendation from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
ACOG: The menstrual cycle is a vital sign
ACOG: The menstrual cycle is a vital signA new ACOG Committee Opinion stresses the importance of menstruation status as a part of the adolescent's medical history.
NSAIDs and menstrual blood loss
NSAIDs and menstrual blood lossShould NSAIDs be first-line treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding?
Managing dysmenorrhea
Managing dysmenorrheaNonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are the most common treatment for menstrual pain, though research continues on alternative treatments.
Sugar-sweetened drinks linked to earlier menarcheGirls who drink sugar-sweetened beverages frequently may begin menarche at a younger age than girls who don’t, a new study suggests.
Postmenopausal status ups odds of malignant endometrial polyps (VIDEO)Mary Leuchars, MD, discusses the higher prevalence of malignant or pre-malignant polyps in women undergoing recession of indometrial polyps, who are also post-menopausal and who have abnormal uterine bleeding, as reported in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Managing heavy menstrual bleeding in adolescentsDiagnosis and treatment involve ruling out bleeding disorders and determining the appropriate management modalities.
LNG-IUS better than medical therapy for menorrhagiaA randomized UK study of menorrhagia shows that the levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) is more effective than standard medical treatment in reducing the adverse effect of the menstrual problem on women's quality of life.
Heavy menstrual bleeding in adolescentsMenstruation is a normal part of adolescence, but for girls with excessive bleeding, it can be associated with significant morbidity.