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Are there OB/GYN's who specialize in treating girls 13-16?

By September 4, 2008 - 10:47am
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My daughter has been having pains in her side which we suspect may be connected to her Ovulation. She is 13 and has been menstruating for about a year now. We took her to our Pediatrician but I don't feel confident they are well versed in this area to treat her.

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Just wanted to let every one know where I ended up with my daughter and the questions about when to take your daughter to the OB/GYN. I found an excellent OB/GYN who I took my daughter too. This was a great experience in that the doctor went to great lengths to explain every thing to my 14 year old daughter. It was helpful for my daughter to see the office, exam room and other details of a normal visit to your OB/GYN. There was no pelvic exam needed just a a topical exam and discussion about her symptoms.

Tina-thanks for providing me such helpful information.

December 10, 2008 - 7:41am

Hi Kelley, Dr. Ernestine Bustamante-Roman who is in the Phoenix area says the American College of OB/GYNs recommends that teens visit an OB/GYN on a regular basis. Issues with pain and irregularity during menses are apparently pretty common for that age group. We have sent you an e-mail with contact information for someone who can help.

September 4, 2008 - 11:17am
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