MENSTRUAL CYCLE AS ONE OF THE VITAL SIGNS!

Vital signs are signs, key in diagnosing potentially harmful conditions. They include:

  • Blood pressure
  • Temperature
  • Respiratory rate
  • Heart rate

Its has been suggested by the American college of Obstetricians and gynecologists that:

Including menstrual cycle as a vital sign can alert health care workers to disorders that cause abnormal uterine bleeding in adulthood. The opinion lists menstrual cycle characteristics that require evaluation:

  • Onset
  • Frequency of menses
  • Duration
  • Excessive bleeding                                                                                                              The committee recommends that the discussions of menstrual cycle begin at 7- or 8-year visit. Once menstraution has started, clinicians should ask a girl at every visit the first day of her last menstral period and her pattern of menstruating. Patients should be encouraged to chart their cycles, perhaps using smart phone apps. 

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Cynthia Isuekebhor