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Disorders of Menstruation

Paul Marshburn (Editor), Bradley Hurst (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4443-9181-7
252 pages
February 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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Learn how to interpret menstrual cycle events as vital signs for women.

Irregularities in the pattern and amount of vaginal bleeding of uterine origin are often signs of pathology or an aberration in the function of the hypothalamic, pituitary, and ovarian system. The type of menstrual disorder when coupled to the women's age can give important signals as to the likely problem.

Disorders of Menstruation follows the reproductive lifetime of women, from prepubertal abnormalities through the years of potential child bearing to menopause and beyond. The authors provide a conceptual framework to understand the mechanisms responsible for abnormal menstrual bleeding or early pregnancy failure.

This clinically focused book is written for any practicing clinician who provides healthcare for girls and women. Disorders of Menstruation highlights accurate diagnostic algorithms that lead to evidence-based therapy or minimally invasive surgery using approaches that are practical, efficient, and cost-effective.

A new addition to the Gynecology in Practice series.

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Table of Contents

Series Foreword.



1 Overview: Disorders of Menstruation (Paul B. Marshburn and Bradley S. Hurst0.

2 Prepubertal Genital Bleeding (Kristin M. Rager, Preeti P. Matkins, and Tara M. Vick).

3 Irregular Vaginal Bleeding and Amenorrhea During the Pubertal Years (Bradley S. Hurst).

4 Menstrual Disorders During the Reproductive Years (Michelle L. Matthews).

5 Abnormal Menstrual Bleeding in Hyperandrogenic Ovulatory Dysfunction (Rebecca S. Usadi).

6 Abnormal Uterine Bleeding due to Anatomic Causes: Diagnosis (Bradley S. Hurst).

7 Abnormal Uterine Bleeding due to Anatomic Causes: Treatment (Bradley S. Hurst).

8 Infrequent Menstrual Bleeding and Amenorrhea During the Reproductive Years (Paul B. Miller).

9 Menstrual Cycle-related Clinical Disorders (Paul B. Marshburn).

10 Irregular Bleeding During the Menopause Transition (Isiah D. Harris and William D. Schlaff).

11 Postmenopausal Bleeding (Karen D. Bradshaw and David Tait).


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Author Information

Paul B. Marshburn, MD and Bradley S. Hurst, MD
Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, USA

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"It provides a quality, quick reference to common gynecologic issues. I particularly appreciate its emphasis on the menstrual cycle as a vital sign and reference point for evaluating common gynecological pathology. This book should be strongly considered by any busy clinician who takes care of women from prepuberty to menopause." (Doody's, 2 September 2011)


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