Dysmenorrhea in adolescents

Dysmenorrhea is very common in adolescent females. Any of the treatment measures discussed earlier for other patients would be appropriate in the adolescent population.

While NSAIDs and OCs are among the top choices, use of the levonorgestrel IUD is

also an option. It had been thought previously that nulliparous females should avoid the use of IUDs secondary to an increased risk of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

and a subsequent increased risk of infertility. Guidelines fi'om the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) state that any woman (regardless of parity) at low risk of sexually transmitted diseases and thus PID is a good candidate for IUD use22

Pregnancy Guide

Pregnancy Guide

A Beginner's Guide to Healthy Pregnancy. If you suspect, or know, that you are pregnant, we ho pe you have already visited your doctor. Presuming that you have confirmed your suspicions and that this is your first child, or that you wish to take better care of yourself d uring pregnancy than you did during your other pregnancies; you have come to the right place.

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