Adolescence is the age marked by puberty that includes noticeable physical changes in the body of a pre-teen and teenage child preparing their body for reproduction as adults.
Puberty menorrhagia accounts for 50% of gynecological visits in adolescent girls. Some teenage girls may consult the doctor considerably late with serious complications such as anemia and hyperproteinemia. Puberty menorrhagia may be caused due to possible significant anovulatory cycles, hypothyroidism, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOD) or coagulation disorders.
Dr. Nupur Gupta assures mothers of adolescent girls that early diagnosis and treatment are precedence in the management of puberty menorrhagia. Menorrhagia is referred to as menstrual periods that are abnormally heavy or involve prolonged bleeding. It becomes a concern when the adolescent child is soaking more than one sanitary napkin or tampon every hour and passing large noticeable clots in her sanitary napkins.
A gynecologist must be consulted if the young girl is unable to maintain her usual daily activities due to excessive loss, painful cramping and seems to be chronically fatigued or breathless during her menstruation days.
Well Woman Clinic offers effective treatment for menorrhagia in puberty, reassures Dr. Nupur Gupta.
The management protocol depends on the condition of the adolescent girl and the underlying cause of menorrhagia is determined. Empathy and being sensitive to young girl’s emotions is a priority in the clinic. Reassurance, counseling and correction of anemia play an important role in the management of puberty menorrhagia.