Abnormal Menstruation
Abnormal Menstruation

Abnormal Menstruation

by Lynae Brayboy, MD

Menstrual disorders are very common in female patients. In adolescents, they can be the cause of a significant amount of stress to both the patient and their parents. Variations of the menstrual cycle among this age group are broad and mainly caused by the immaturity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian (HPO) axis. Abnormal uterine bleeding, amenorrhea, and dysmenorrhea are all conditions that require a logical and stepwise framework to properly evaluate and manage.

Primary amenorrhea defines the condition in which menarche never occurs, while secondary amenorrhea describes an interruption of menses after they have already begun. In adolescence, one of the most urgent gynecological problems that patients present with is the onset of irregular, heavy, or prolonged abnormal uterine bleeding. Only when all structural or otherwise organic causes of abnormal menstruation have been ruled out should a patient be given the diagnosis of dysfunctional uterine bleeding.

Dysmenorrhea refers to painful menstruation and is the most common reason for which a female patient may refer to a gynecologist. Primary dysmenorrhea refers to dysmenorrhea devoid of any underlying organic disease; it is referred to as secondary when there is evidence of pelvic pathology. It is important to institute early and appropriate management to minimize the possibility of future complications regarding a woman's reproductive ability.

Course Details

  • Videos 9
  • Duration 1:05 h
  • Quiz questions 48
  • Concept Pages 6


Your Educators of course Abnormal Menstruation

 Lynae Brayboy, MD

Lynae Brayboy, MD

Dr. Lynae Brayboy is an Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry at Brown University, in Rhode Island, USA.
She obtained her MD from Temple University School of Medicine in Pennsylvania. Currently, she is double-board certified in OB/GYN, as well as Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and is also Visiting (Reproductive) Scientist at the Charité Berlin.
Due to her achievements, she has earned multiple teaching awards.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Brayboy teaches courses on Gynecology.

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Too basic information. Not helpful at all.
By Loren Nuria G. on 26. May 2024 for Normal Menstrual Cycle

Absolutely poor information. Too basic. She does not have an order.

By Ali K. on 03. April 2023 for Abnormal Menstruation

Concise lectures Highlight important key points Easy to understand The section on procedures is excellent could be more elaborate d

Quick and Polished
By Fares H. on 26. October 2022 for Molimina, PMS and PMDD

Concise and Clear first introduction to menstrual disorders, presentation, definitions, guidelines and salient information for management,

Good lectures
By Dr Mansour A. on 04. March 2022 for Abnormal Menstruation

I like this material Professor was very nice Good lectures