• Prevalence of bleeding disorders in postmenarchal adolescents presenting with heavy menstrual bleeding and acute anemia requiring urgent treatment

    3 days ago - By Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

    Heavy menstrual bleeding is a common clinical condition among adolescents and occurs most often within the first 2-3 years after menarche. Although HMB, which is typically associated with irregular and prolonged menstruation in this age group, is usually caused by anovulatory bleeding due to immaturity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, an underlying, previously undiagnosed bleeding disorder may also lead to such bleeding. It has been reported that approximately 20% of adolescent girls who present for evaluation of HMB and up to 33% of girls hospitalized for HMB may have BD1,2.
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