CHAMP (Comprehensive Hematologic Assessment of Menstrual Problems) Clinic

The CHAMP Clinic at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh serves young women with heavy periods who may also have undiagnosed bleeding disorders. It offers expert diagnosis and treatment options for girls and young women, ages 10 to 26, with excessive menstrual bleeding.

The World Health Organization estimates that 10 to 15 percent of women suffer heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) during their lifetimes.

Often, HMB is the first sign that a young woman may have an underlying bleeding disorder.

Why You Should See a Doctor for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Along with the chance of having a bleeding disorder, there are other reasons to see a specialist for heavy periods.

HMB can cause:

  • Limitations in daily activities.
  • Feelings of anxiety and embarrassment.
  • Loss of time at work or school.
  • Reduced quality of life.
  • Problems with sex.
  • Increased pain during periods, hospitalizations, and procedures.

At UPMC Children’s Hospital’s CHAMP Clinic, you have access to blood disease and adolescent health experts in one place. The CHAMP Clinic is at Children’s South in Bridgeville, Pa.

CHAMP Clinic Referral Requirements

You can refer yourself to the CHAMP Clinic, or your primary care doctor can refer you.

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