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Common menstrual problems in adolescence
  1. Diana J Fothergill
  1. Correspondence to Diana J Fothergill, The Jessop Wing, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Tree Root Walk, Sheffield S10 2SF, UK; diana.fothergill{at}


Many girls tell their general practitioners and paediatricians about problems with their periods. This article focuses on a practical approach to managing menorrhagia, dysmenorrhoea, oligomenorrhoea and premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and reviews the literature on this topic.

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  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.