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.
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
- Premature ovarian failure
Normal function of the ovary is stopped
- Uterine fibroids
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)