Conditions and Treatments from the Reproductive Endocrine Practice

Amenorrhea

Women of all ages may have mixed feelings about their menstrual cycles, but there’s no question that it can be alarming for both you and your daughter if her periods suddenly stop, or if all of her

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Breast Disorders

Overview The female breast changes with puberty and during the monthly menstrual cycle — some changes in the breast may require medical attention, such as breast pain and masses or lumps. Breast pain

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Dysmenorrhea

Overview For girls of any age, the menstrual period is a time well known for cramping—dull, throbbing or squeezing pains in the lower abdomen. For one girl, these aches may be mildly annoying and no

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Excessive Hair Growth (Hirsutism)

Overview Many women have a frustrating condition called hirsutism, or excessive hair growth on parts of the body where men usually grow hair. About 8 percent of women in the United States have some

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Galactorrhea

Overview Galactorrhea literally means "flow of milk." It refers to a milky discharge from the nipple of the breast in someone who is not nursing a baby. Galactorrhea may occur in men and women.

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Gynecomastia

Overview Gynecomastia is a condition in which above-average amounts of breast tissue form in males. This tissue is usually less than two inches wide. Typically located directly under one or both

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Juvenile osteoporosis prevention and healthy bones

Our diagnostics center At Children’s, we evaluate bone density through our DXA Center (dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry), which is the gold standard test in the industry

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Mastalgia

Overview Mastalgia is breast pain. It’s generally classified as either cyclical (associated with menstrual periods) or noncyclical. Noncyclical pain may come from the breast or may come from somewhere

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Menstrual Irregularities

Overview One of the most common complaints of adolescent girls is irregular, profuse menstruation, called dysfunction uterine bleeding (DUB). The most common cause for DUB is when a woman's ovaries

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Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Overview As many as 75 percent of girls and women experience unpleasant symptoms or painful pelvic cramps before or during their monthly menstrual cycle, called premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Some girls

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