Pediatricians manage common cases of pediatric gynecologic issues such vaginitis, dysmenorrhea and irregular periods but there are some cases that are more challenging and complicated that become distressing to the patient and parents and eventually require referral to the pediatric gynecologist. Some newly-hired pediatricians are not aware that we have a Pediatric Gynecologist who can be consulted for these cases. Some tests may be done unnecessarily if the pediatrician is unable to readily identify the gynecologic conditions that present similarly with other conditions. The pediatrician may be unable to educate parents and set expectations on the course of the gynecologic condition if they are nor properly identified.
Pediatricians should be able to identify, diagnose and manage gynecologic conditions in pediatric patients that present with straightforward symptoms.They should be able to identify and refer complicated cases to the Pediatric Gynecologist.
Pediatricians, Pediatric Gynecologist, Family Medicine Physicians who see children
1. Identify common vaginal / genital conditions seen in the pediatric age
2. Discuss diagnosis and treatment of menstrual disorders in adolescents
Dulce Vida A. Balmadrid, M.D., Pediatrics - Stockton
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