Prospective study of ovarian function in hysterectomised females

Richa S. Sankhe, Ganesh A. Shinde


Background: Hysterectomy is one of the most common operations performed in the world. The aim of this study was to determine prospectively the influence of hysterectomy on ovarian function by measuring gonadotrophin levels and studying ovarian doppler over a two-year period.

Methods: Authors conducted a prospective cohort study at the department of obstetrics and gynecology in study tertiary care center. The study was carried out over a period of two years November 2012-November 2014. Serum FSH, ovarian PI and questionnaire data were obtained at baseline and at 6 and 12 months postoperatively.

Results: There was significant difference in the mean FSH and mean PI at follow-up visits of 6 and 12 months. Patient characteristics did not contribute to the changes that were observed during the follow-up.

Conclusions: Authors conclude that hysterectomy affects ovarian function by affecting blood supply (reducing blood supply). This is reflected by increased FSH levels and increased PI values on ovarian Doppler.


Hysterectomy, Follicle stimulating hormone, Pulsatality index

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