Journal of General Practice Nursing (GPN) | September 2023

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Abnormal menstrual bleeding patterns: what GPNs should know

Abnormal menstrual bleeding patterns: what GPNs should know
Health promotion

Pages: 42 - 47

Article topics: Amenorrhoea, Complications, Management, Oligomenorrhoea, Prognosis

This article looks at amenorrhoea and oligomenorrhoea, both of which can be a cause of concern for those women affected. Such issues can be difficult for clinicians to diagnose and treat, because of variations in bleeding patterns, complicated history in some patients, and associated problems. Signs and symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and complications are covered here, in the hope that general practice nurses (GPNs) and non-medical prescribers will feel more confident in recognising concerns and can then get earlier investigations and treatment, thus reducing the risk of complications and improving quality of life for women affected.

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