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Posted by: Dana Lenobel, FNP on Nov 08, 2019

Most women of reproductive age experience mild behavioral or physical symptoms a few days before their period. These combined symptoms are considered premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

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700 Children’s features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.

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Menstrual Manipulation for Patients With Disabilities

Sep 21, 2018

Adolescence can be a period of turbulence and transition for both teens and their parents or caregivers. Teens with disabilities—physical, intellectual, or both—also encounter the challenges of adolescence, particularly when it comes to pubertal development, menstruation and sexuality. Read More

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It's Just Cramps - or Is It?

Aug 20, 2018

The majority of young girls have experienced menstrual cramps. Unfortunately, some girls also experience additional symptoms such as pain down the legs, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headaches, worsening migraines and passing out. What happens when medications don’t work? When young girls continue to have pain despite these first-line therapies, it is important to consider that the pain may be more than just cramps. Read More

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Not Your Mother's Gynecologist: Why Adolescent Girls Should See Their Own Specialists

Jun 12, 2018

Although adult gynecologists treat conditions in older women, differences in the anatomy of children make the advanced training of a pediatric and adolescent gynecologist valuable. Read More

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Not Your Typical Menstrual Pain: Endometriosis in Teens and Adolescents

Mar 28, 2018

Endometriosis is a condition in which the menstrual tissue is found outside the uterus, within the pelvis. Girls who have a mother, sister or aunt with endometriosis have an almost 10 times increased chance of developing it. Read More

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Vaginal Inflammation and Irritation: Treating Vulvovaginitis

Dec 07, 2017

Vulvovaginitis, or inflammation and irritation of the genital area, may occur in females of any age – including newborns, toddlers, and children, but it most commonly occurs in girls who have not yet started puberty. Read More

Ovarian Torsion: What Parents Need to Know

Jun 20, 2017

Ovarian torsion needs to be considered in any girl or young women who complains of sudden onset abdominal pain, particularly when the pain comes with nausea and/or vomiting. Read More

Ovary Preservation: A Practice in Preserving Your Future

Nov 29, 2016

On each side of a female’s uterus are two ovaries. Though small in size, they play an important role. Ovaries are where eggs develop and mature and where female hormones are made. Read More

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding: What Girls (and Parents) Need to Know

Oct 14, 2016

Heavy menstrual bleeding is a common problem during adolescence. Heavy menstrual bleeding can negatively impact quality of life, school attendance, and participation in after-school sports and activities. Read More