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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18-21

Menstrual history in women with down syndrome - A review


Department of Anatomy, St. John's Medical College, Bangalore, India

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Priya Ranganath
Department of Anatomy, St. John's Medical College, Bangalore
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The parents of 130 Down Syndrome (DS) females aged 15 to 40 years were requested to pen the information about the menstrual cycle details. Only 10 responded to the request. In view of the absence of information on DS in India regarding menstrual history, the present investigation has been undertaken. It has given the following observations: The axillary and pubic hair is present in most of the females. Most of them have a normal voice. As for the menstrual history, the age of onset of menstruation was at an average age of 15.5 years, the previous and the present menstrual history are normal in most of them. None of the females have pain during menstruation, premenstrual tension or mid menstrual pain or spotting. Most of them need help in changing sanitary pads. One has been hysterectomized. Hence, appropriate regular gynecological care is emphasized.


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