Abnormal uterine bleeding: study among patients in a tertiary hospital in Southern Rajasthan
Keywords:Abnormal uterine bleeding, Menorrhagia, Palm-Coein
Background: Abnormal uterine bleeding is one of the commonest cases seen in gynecology OPD in the country. The incidence is more commonly seen in late adolescence and perimenopausal group of patients. A fair and objective procedural pattern needs to be adopted to ensure that these patients undergo rapid diagnosis and treatment. The Palm-Coein system is considered as the gold standard. The present study aims to ascertain the efficacy of this system in AUB patient diagnosis.
Methods: The study involved as sample of 120 subjects who came to the OPD of the institute and consented to be a part of the study. The subjects were examined and relevant data pertaining to their diagnosis and management was recorded. The data was analyzed and reported.
Results: The data revealed that menorrhagia was the commonest complaint. The predominant age group was above 40 years, and had a normal radiological profile in most cases. The use of Palm-Coein system proved effective in determining the diagnosis as well setting a procedural mechanism for adequate management.
Conclusions: Palm-Coein is an effective modality for diagnosing and managing AUB cases in a tertiary care set up and can be adopted as a standard practice.
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