Menstrual cycle disorders in adolescence


Evliyaoglu O., Alikasifoglu M. , Ercan O.

TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS, vol.45, no.1, pp.6-12, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.6-12

Abstract

In adolescence, for the initiation of normal menstrual cycle hypothalamo-pituitary-ovarian axis should be intact in addition to good general health, different disorders can cause primary-secondary amenorrhea or menstrual irregularities. The first two years after menarche is generally anovulatory thus in normal adolescents in the first years of menstrual life irregularities in menstrual cycle and menstrual blood flow can be observed. Physiology of normal menstrual cycle, menstrual disorders, their diagnosis and treatment are discussed in this review. (Turk Arch Ped 2010; 45: 6-12)