Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research

Study of adolescent gynecological problems and etiological factors in outpatients

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Article Type : Research Article

Author Details: Cheenepalli Anuradha,Irugant Indira*

Volume : 6

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2394-2754

Print ISSN : 2394-2746

Article First Page : 331

Article End Page : 336


Aims and Objectives: To study the prevalence and etiological factors of adolescent gynaecological
problems in outpatient department in teaching hospital.
Materials and Methods: All adolescent girls with gynaecological complaints attending gynaec o.p were
included in the study with a fixed proforma and analysed regarding prevalence of various gynaecological
problems and etiological factors.
Results and Discussion: 312 cases of adolescent girls presented to outpatient department
gynaecological complaints.73% with menstrual disorders, 11% with abnormal white discharge, 42% with
dysmenorrhoea,14% heavy menstrual flow, 24% with anaemia Adolescent gynaecological problems are
unique and specific to the group like primary amennorhoea, puberty menorrhagea, irregular menstrual
cycles, PCOD, ovarian masses which need proper management and follow up to improve the quality of life
and future reproductive function.
Conclusion: Adolescent girls form a important sector of patients attending gynaec op whose
gynaecological problems and etiological factors needs specific attension towards diagnosis, management
and follow up.

Keywords: Adolesecence, Dysmenorrhoea, Amenorrhoea, Anovulation, PCOD, Menorrhagea.

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