Girls with heavy menstrual bleeding should be screened for bleeding disorders
Up to 20% of girls with heavy menstrual bleeding will have an underlying bleeding disorder, most commonly von Willebrand disease, says a study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, online May 7, 2018. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends screening of postpubertal girls and adolescents with heavy menstrual bleeding for von Willebrand disease.
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