Menstrual issues, abnormal uterine bleeding and/or irregular menstrual cycles are among the most frequent gynecologic complaints of teens. Long, heavy periods are fairly common during the teen years. Schedule an appointment for menstrual bleeding that lasts longer than 7 days. The treatment for this disorder ranges from observation to the use of hormonal treatments.
Young women reach puberty and sexual maturity at earlier ages than ever. Teens are educated about the importance of abstinence and the use of condoms to prevent pregnancy and sexual transmitted diseases. Ideally, young women need to establish a relationship with an OB/GYN before they become sexually active.
To help teen girls learn how to make good healthy decisions, Dr. Reddy recommends teens have yearly appointments to allow them to get answers to questions that they may be too embarrassed or afraid to ask parents and follow up on any menstrual issues.