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


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.


Hysterectomy, Community based, Age, Indication, Complications

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