When Is a Period a Problem?

Posted by Suzanne Condron, M.D. on Jul 27, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The onset of menstrual cycles, or menarche, is a defining moment in a girl’s physical development. It is important to keep tabs on this important health marker throughout adolescence and beyond.  It is so significant, in fact, that the American Academy of Pediatrics urges healthcare workers to treat the menstrual cycle as another vital sign, along with pulse, temperature, respiration and blood pressure.

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Topics: irregular periods, menstruation, periods

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