Assessment of Menstrual Disorders Among Girls Visited in Hospital: A Prospective Study
Background: Adolescence is a transitional stage characterized by rapid physical, mental and sexual changes, hormonal changes. Menstrual cycle is an important indicator of women's reproductive health. As girls attain puberty at this age, they have various problems associated with menstruation. The present prospective study was conducted to assess menstrual disorders among girls visited in hospital.
Methods: The present prospective study was conducted in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Government Medical College, Barmer, Rajasthan, India over the period of 1 year. The sample size was 390 adolescent girls. The complete menstrual history was taken.
Results: In the present study maximum number of adolescent girls of age group of 10-13 years (68.20%). Maximum number of girls had menstruation for 3-7 days (48.46%). Dysmenorrhea was the most common disorder among adolescent girls.
Conclusions: Our study concluded that menstrual disorders were present in most of the adolescent girls. Dysmenorrhea was the most common disorder among adolescent girls.
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