Menstruation and Menstrual Problems: For Patients and Consumers
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- The American Academy of Family Physicians is a professional organization of family doctors that maintains health information covering both wellness and disease. Read more about menstruation-related topics below:
- The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) maintains a series of fact sheets about menstrual health, from the onset of menstruation to menopause, and about conditions affecting the uterus. Select a link below for more information.
- The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) is a professional organization promoting information, education, advocacy, and standards in the field of reproductive medicine,
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has additional information about the causes, signs, diagnosis, and possible treatments for heavy menstrual bleeding.
- For girls who are just getting their period, http://www.GirlsHealth.gov has information about what to expect, how to track the cycle, and options for managing bloating and moodiness, as well as recognizing menstrual problems. Read more by selecting one of the links below.
- MedlinePlus, a resource of the National Library of Medicine, maintains information on the following topics:
- Frequently asked questions about the menstrual cycle and PMS are answered online at http://www.WomensHealth.gov:
Last Reviewed: 04/16/2013