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BMC’s Innovative Menstrual Disorders Clinic

Under the supervision of Christina Nordt, MD, the Menstrual Disorders Clinic at Boston Medical Center helps girls and young women, from ages 10 to 21, struggling with menstrual disorders find reassurance and answers. This innovative clinic located in BMC’s Adolescent Center offers the combined expertise of adolescent medicine, reproductive health and hematology to diagnose and treat a variety of menstrual disorders.

Expert care. With a focus on young women’s reproductive health and hematology, patients can be screened jointly for endocrine or gynecological issues as well as underlying blood and clotting disorders. Laboratory work-ups and evaluation are performed in coordination with both specialties—improving the timeliness of care.

Patient-focused approach. Patients receive access to collaborative, expert care from physicians in a comfortable environment especially suited for girls and young women. Our team has the expertise to address the spectrum of menstrual disorders as well as offers therapies for menses management for patients with special health care needs such as wheelchair-bound individuals.

Innovative treatment options. Treatment is coordinated depending on the patient’s diagnosis, whether that is contraception and counseling about clot risk or treatment of menorrhagia and the concomitant iron deficiency. Common conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, dysfunctional uterine bleeding and thyroid disorders can be treated with a variety of therapies including hormone replacement, hormone regulation and birth control.

Multidisciplinary collaboration. This unique clinic model with both adolescent medicine specialists and pediatric hematologists is the only one of its kind in Massachusetts. In addition, patients can be quickly referred to one of many of BMC’s renowned subspecialty services including gynecology, endocrinology and nutrition and weight management for additional diagnosis and treatment.

The Menstrual Disorders Clinic is part of the Pediatric Specialty Group at BMC providing high quality comprehensive and compassionate care to children, adolescents and young adults, including: Asthma/Allergy, Cardiology, Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, Diabetes, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Growth & Nutrition, Hematology, Infectious Disease, International Health & Travel, Sleep Disorders and Neurology.

Call BMC Connect at 877.781.4763 to schedule an appointment or consultation.

Learn more about BMC's innovative Menstrual Disorders Clinic and the comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to treatment it offers.

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