The gynaecological problems in adolescence are different from that of adults and these conditions may be caused by other disease conditions or hormonal imbalance.
Puberty changes usually occur between 7 and 13 years in girls. Delayed puberty is the condition where the child exhibits the puberty changes very late in life. Puberty changes observed in girls are development of breasts, sudden growth, onset of menstruation, growth of pubic hair. Delayed puberty occur because of familial history; medical conditions such as cystic fibrosis, kidney diseases, asthma, malnutrition and disorders of glands that produces hormones responsible for these changes.
Best Gynecology Hospital in HSR Layout. Dr. Sunita Pawar says, Treatment depends on the cause for delayed puberty. Treatment options include treating underlying disease conditions or administration of hormonal preparations. In children with strong familial background and have no other causes, no treatment may be required.
Abnormalities in menstrual cycle of woman is called as menstrual irregularities. Various menstrual irregularities include:
No menstrual periods until the age of 16 years or absence of menstrual periods for 3 consecutive months and is not pregnant
Painful menstruation periods
Excessive bleeding which lasts for 8 to 10 days
Irregular menstrual periods or getting periods frequently
Normal function of the ovary is stopped
Non-cancerous tumors observed in women of child bearing potential
In this condition, the tissues lining the uterus from inside grow outside the uterus (normally the tissue grows inside the uterus)
A Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist specializes in the care of children and adolescents.
This type of specialist has completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, and has either significant experience in caring for the pediatric and adolescent population or has completed additional sub-specialty fellowship training.
The first visit is a good way for a girl, her mother, and her doctor to get to know each other. The physician will take a comprehensive history, including the patient’s personal medical history and family history, and discuss any issues the patient may be having. Some of the questions are personal as we discuss menstrual history and sexual history. This visit is a great opportunity to counsel patients on contraceptive options so that they understand what resources are available to them and how to access them when needed.
PAP testing starts at age 21 regardless of a women’s sexual activity. This test is part of routine health care and will be conducted every three to five years based on results.
Any type of pelvic exam will always be performed after the patient consents to the exam.