Menstrual disorders in adolescence

R. L. Rosenfield*, R. B. Barnes

*Corresponding author for this work

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Current concepts of normal and pathologic puberty have been reviewed because menstrual abnormalities are usually due to abnormal maturation of the reproductive endocrine system. Schema are presented for the initial evaluation of patients with amenorrhea or oligomenorrhea based upon whether they are hypoestrogenic or estrogenized. The role of the bone age in the differential diagnosis of delayed puberty is emphasized. The differential diagnosis and management of excessive genital bleeding and dysmenorrhea in adolescence are given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)491-505
Number of pages15
JournalEndocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology


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