- Menstrual Problems
For a girl, getting her first period is a sign of becoming a woman. But it can also be confusing, particularly if she encounters certain menstrual problems like irregular periods or PMS.
Miscarriages are common, and in most cases aren't preventable. But you can take steps to increase your chances of having a healthy pregnancy.
- Precocious Puberty
Precocious puberty - the onset of signs of puberty before age 7 or 8 in girls and age 9 for boys - can be physically and emotionally difficult for children and can sometimes be the sign of an underlying health problem.
- Testicular Torsion
This emergency condition causes extreme genital pain and usually requires surgery to save a boy's testicle. If your son has groin pain, get him to a doctor right away.
- Turner Syndrome
Turner syndrome results from a chromosomal abnormality. Girls with TS usually are shorter than average and infertile due to?early loss of ovarian function.
- Vaginal Yeast Infections
Vaginal yeast infections are common among growing girls, and can cause some pain and discomfort. They usually clear up quickly with proper medical treatment.
- Your Daughter's First Gynecological Exam
The idea of having a pelvic exam may make your daughter feel nervous. Here's how to make her feel more comfortable.
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