Abnormal Uterine Bleeding in Adolescents

Elisabeth H. Quint, MD, Yolanda R. Smith, MD


J Midwifery Womens Health. 2003;48(3) 

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Most adolescents with AUB have dysfunctional uterine bleeding secondary to anovulatory bleeding and are easily treated with either prostaglandin inhibitors or oral contraceptives. A thorough history and physical examination rules out the majority of disorders in the differential diagnosis. However, if an adolescent does not respond in the expected fashion in 3 to 6 months, or has initial low hemoglobin, a further evaluation and work-up and/or referral is in order.


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