Given a patient presenting with menstrual symptoms:
- Perform a patient-centered interview and focused physical exam, list and interpret clinical findings
- Propose a relevant differential diagnosis that includes common causes of menstrual symptoms and less common but important causes of menstrual symptoms
- Describe relevant physical exam findings for each of the menstrual symptoms listed above
- Describe appropriate initial investigations, including biochemical and radiological investigations for specific issues
- Identify the necessary tests (biochemical and radiological) required to make the diagnosis for each problem listed above
- Propose non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic management of menorrhagia and irregular menses
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