Young Women's Health & Hematology Clinic
Congenital and acquired bleeding disorders often go unrecognized by young patients and their care providers. Abnormal vaginal bleeding, including heavy menstrual bleeding and bleeding between periods, can lead to anemia, fatigue, missed school/work, put patients at risk for transfusion and impact overall quality of life. In addition, young patients can have blood disorders that lead to a higher risk of clotting, and can impact future gynecologic care and overall health.
Our Young Women’s Health and Hematology Clinic pairs pediatric experts from in hematology and gynecology together in order to improve patient safety and quality of life.
Marshall Obstetrics & Gynecology and Cabell Huntington Hospital offer a monthly Young Women’s Health & Hematology Clinic on the second Thursday of each month at Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, where all services are conveniently located.
The clinic is exclusively for young pediatric and adolescent patients who experience heavy menstrual bleeding, anemia or who have concerns for bleeding or clotting disorders. They will see two physicians in one clinic visit including:
- Pediatric Adolescent Gynecology: This physician specializes in gynecologic disorders for young patients. A visit with this doctor involves a detailed assessment of the menstrual cycle and does not involve any pelvic exam the majority of the time.
- Hematology/Oncology: This provider specializes in disorders of the blood.
When patients are able to see doctors from both gynecology and hematology in one clinic visit, these doctors can easily work together to provide individualized education and specialized collaborative health care.
Patients have one-stop access during their doctor visit to lab work, ultrasounds and other radiology services, as needed.
The Young Women’s Health & Hematology Clinic requires a physician referral. Talk with your physician about your condition and ask them to call the Marshall Health Physician Referral Line at 304-691-5333.