Frequency of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding in Patients with Uterine Fibroids

  • Lubna Tahir Senior District Gynecologist, DHQ Hospital Timergara.
  • Seema Amin SGTH, Saidu Medical College, Swat
  • Waseem Khan SGTH, Saidu Medical College, Swat
  • Majid Khan SGTH, Saidu Medical College, Swat

Abstract

Background: Uterine fibroids are the most common form of benign uterine tumors and cause severe menstrual bleeding pelvic pain, infertility, and pressure. Almost one-third of women with uterine fibroids seek treatment. Objective: To determine the frequency of heavy menstrual bleeding in patients presenting with uterine fibroids. Material and Methods: This cross sectional descriptive study was conducted in DHQ Hospital Timergara for six months, a total of 147 females presenting with uterine fibroids fulfilling the inclusion criteria were selected through a consecutive sampling technique. All the patients were subjected to ultrasound examination.Results: The mean age recorded was 30.45±7.9. 37 (25.2%) patients were in the age group of 18 to 24 years, 51 (34.7%) patients were in the age group of 25 to 34 years and 59 (40.1%) patients were in the age group of 35 to 45 years. Frequency of HMB was 31.3%.Conclusion: There was a high prevalence of heavy menstrual bleeding in patients presenting with uterine fibroids.Keywords: Heavy Menstrual Bleeding; Uterine Fibroids
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Lubna Tahir, Seema Amin, Waseem Khan, Majid Khan. Frequency of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding in Patients with Uterine Fibroids. J Saidu Med Coll Swat [Internet]. 1 [cited 2022May27];12(1):7-10. Available from: http://jsmc.pk/index.php/jsmc/article/view/702