Common gynecological issues a teen might experience
Gynecologic problems are the most common reason for teenage females to visit the doctor. Menstrual disorders, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, delayed puberty, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), white discharge, contraception, and excessive facial hair are common gynecologic issues in teenagers.
Amenorrhea: The lack of menstruation or one or more menstrual periods is known as amenorrhea. Girls with amenorrhea have skipped at least three menstrual periods in a row or do not get menstruation by the age of 15. Pregnancy is the most frequent reason for amenorrhea; other reasons include issues with the reproductive organ or the glands that regulate hormone levels.
Dysmenorrhea: It refers to menstrual cramps that happen due to uterine contractions. It is produced by uterine contractions caused by a chemical substance called prostaglandin.
Menstrual Disorder: Menstrual cycle problems can take many different forms. The most typical menstrual symptoms include heavy, short, and irregular periods. A nutritious diet, an active lifestyle, and getting enough rest between activities can help prevent it. Even so, it is best advised to monitor it and get a gynecologist’s advice.
Delayed Puberty: There is no specific age at which periods should begin. However, it is advisable to consult a doctor if it does not happen by the time you are 11 or 12 years old. Although many young girls begin their periods around the age of 14
Sexually Transmitted Disease: Sexual contact is the main way that STDs are spread from one person to another. Girls who have oral, anal, or vaginal sex with an STD carrier can get the disease.
Those who do have symptoms may experience:
- pelvic or lower abdominal pain
- pain during penetrative vaginal sex or when urinating
- irregular, heavy, or painful vaginal bleeding
- unusual vaginal discharge
- high temperature
Excessive Facial Hair: Due to hormonal imbalance, many young girls grow facial hair at an early age. Although it frequently gets better with time, it is still advisable to have professional advice because many times it does require therapy to be fixed.
White Discharge: White discharge is normal among women of reproductive age, although it can be severe and distressing for young girls. It is necessary to practice proper hygiene and, if necessary, follow the doctor’s recommendations.
Especially once a woman reaches puberty, it is important to monitor her daily health routine. The best thing you can do is get checked two to three times a year. If any worrying symptoms develop, consult a doctor. The relationship between teenagers and their gynecologists should be compassionate, gentle, competent, and confidential, with their parents reassured that they will not be alienated.