Children’s National Medical Center offers one of the few programs in the nation dedicated exclusively to the care of teens with menorrhagia. Children’s Menorrhagia service brings together all of the necessary specialists, all in one place, for diagnosis and treatment of young women with this condition.
Our experience as a children’s hospital also provides us with insight into how menorrhagia can impact a young woman’s life, whether it’s hanging out with friends, playing sports or going to school. We listen to a patient’s concerns, and our team works individually with each young woman to develop a personal treatment plan that helps her return to her usual activities — and enjoy being a teenager.
Menorrhagia is a fairly common condition and patients generally share symptoms of heavy bleeding during menstruation or periods lasting more than seven days. However, the underlying cause is not the same for every patient. Pediatric experts recognize how the condition presents itself in younger patients, and understand that menorrhagia influences overall well being.
How We Can Help
Nicole Verdun, MD, with Children’s Division of Hematology coordinates the menorrhagia service with an obstetrician and gynecologist who also specializes in pediatrics at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, which is located next to Children’s National. This collaboration allows us to monitor a girl’s reproductive health and ensure that as an adult, she has the option to see a physician who knows her medical history.
Especially important for young women, the service’s hematologists can identify any underlying bleeding disorder. Our pediatric gynecologists oversee treatment for gynecological causes, such as (an infection in the uterus), hormonal or uterine causes.
Patients also have access to pediatric specialists in more than 40 disciplines at Children’s National, so you know your daughter will always receive the most appropriate care to help her manage her condition and avoid complications.
Hours and Appointments
Menorrhagia appointments can be scheduled for the first and third Tuesday afternoon of each month by calling 202-476-7060.
In addition to the family-focused clinical care at Children’s National Medical Center, ongoing research at Children’s Research Institute enables us to offer patients the most advanced therapies and treatments. Our physicians and scientists also participate in several national collaborative research consortiums.
Our goal is to learn more about how common and rare gynecological conditions specifically affect young women. For more information, please speak with a member of the service’s team or your child’s primary care physician. You can also read about our research studies on the websites for Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation. - Departments & Programs - Children's National Medical Center