DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20163087

The profile of hysterectomized women from an urban slum of Hyderabad, Telangana state, India

G. Anjaneyulu, M. Vijay Kumar, P. Deepika, R. Alekhya, P. Harika

Abstract


Background: Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of uterus. It is the second most frequently performed major surgical procedures on women all over the world, next only to caesarean section.

Methods: A community based cross sectional study was done in an urban slum of Hyderabad, Telangana State. A total of 100 post menopausal women were selected for the study by purposive sampling technique. A pre designed, semi structured questionnaire was used to get the relevant information. Data entry was done using Microsoft Excel 2010 and analysis using EPI INFO version 7.

Results: Among those women who underwent hysterectomy (n=75), majority (n=53 [71%]) had abdominal hysterectomy and the mean age at which hysterectomy done was 41.875±6.7 years. The most common indication for hysterectomy was dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB) (44%) followed by fibroid uterus (30.6%) and utero vaginal prolapse (17.3%).

Conclusions: Among the study population it is found, a majority of women underwent hysterectomy at an early age and more than one third had experienced some kind of long term complications post operatively.


Keywords


Hysterectomy, Community based, Age, Indication, Complications

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