Nursing care plan for amenorrhea

Nursing care plan for amenorrhea

Introduction

Amenorrhea is the absence of a menstrual period in a woman of reproductive age. It can be caused by different physiological or psychological factors. Thus, a nursing care plan for amenorrhea is an activity plan designed to meet an individual’s healthcare goals and needs, centered around the patient’s experience.

Assessment

  • Signs & Symptoms: Lightheadedness, abdominal pain, headaches, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, weight changes, heavy or absent menstrual flow.
  • Family History: Medical history of any hereditary diseases should be taken into account.
  • Lifestyle: Physical activity, eating habits, smoking, alcohol use, if any.
  • Previous Treatments: Any past treatments for amenorrhea should be considered.

Nursing Diagnosis

  • Ineffective health maintenance: Patients with amenorrhea may neglect basic health practices, such as self-care, adequate nutrition, and regular exercise.
  • Risk for impaired fertility: Patients suffering from amenorrhea may experience difficulty in becoming pregnant due to reproductive system abnormalities.
  • Knowledge deficit: Patients facing amenorrhea may lack knowledge regarding the condition and its treatments.

Outcomes

  1. Patient will identify healthy lifestyle practices such as balanced diet, adequate sleep, and regular exercise.
  2. Patient will demonstrate an understanding of the treatment options available to them.
  3. Patient will demonstrate improved knowledge about the condition.

Interventions

  • Provide patient with information about amenorrhea, its causes and treatments.
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