Menstrual problems are among the most common reasons for primary care and specialist referral. Therefore, it is important for all gynaecologists and primary care practitioners to have a basic understanding of menstrual reproductive physiology to enable them to counsel women safely and accurately. This second edition has been comprehensively updated to reflect current clinical practice and new research. The contents cover the diagnosis, management and treatment - both medical and surgical - of a wide range of menstrual disorders, including excessive menstrual loss; fibroids; dysmenorrhoea; endometriosis; chronic pelvic pain; delayed menarche; premature ovarian failure; polycystic ovary syndrome; and premenstrual syndrome. This is a perfect introduction for any gynaecologist who needs an accessible and concise introduction to modern management of menstrual problems. It also acts as an ideal revision guide for candidates preparing for the Part 2 MRCOG examination, fully covering the RCOG curriculum for menstrual problems.
- The concise presentation provides 'at a glance' information for the busy clinician
- The new edition has been completely updated to reflect current guidelines, and includes new chapters on chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome and uterine fibroids
- Covers the information candidates need to know when sitting Part 2 of the MRCOG examination, making this a key examination preparation text
2. Excessive menstrual bleeding
4. Medical management of excessive menstrual bleeding
5. Surgical management of menstrual problems
6. Uterine fibroids and heavy menstrual bleeding
9. Chronic pelvic pain
10. Delayed menarche
11. Premature ovarian failure
12. Polycystic ovary syndrome
13. Premenstrual syndrome
About the Authors
Mary Ann Lumsden, University of Glasgow
Mary Ann Lumsden is Professor of Gynaecology and Medical Education at the University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.
Margaret Rees, University of Oxford
Margaret Rees is Reader Emeritus in Reproductive Medicine at the University of Oxford, Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Glasgow, and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.
Mary Ann Lumsden, Margaret Rees, Jane Moore, Oliver Milling-Smith, Stuart Jack, Justin Clarke