What the clinic offers:
You will be seen by a gynaecologist who will offer advice and
management of common period problems experienced by teenage girls. When
you attend the clinic you may have investigations such as blood tests,
gynaecological examination and an ultrasound scan.
Who the clinic is suitable for:
Your GP can refer you to this Gynaecology service as an alternative
to attending other clinics in NHS Lothian hospitals. We help girls with
problems such as heavy or irregular periods, abnormal bleeding, no
periods or abdominal/pelvic pain. We know that period problems in girls
can stop them attending school or taking part in sports and can also
affect relationships with your family and friends.
Who the clinic is not suitable for:
Most GPs will help teenage girls with period problems so you should always attend your GP for advice in the first instance.
What you can do whilst you wait for an appointment:
It may be worth trying mefenamic acid or tranexamic acid tablets to
help painful or heavy periods. These can be prescribed by your GP.