Menorraghia’s impact on quality of life: A case control study from a teaching Hospital in Lahore
Background and Objective: Menorrhagia is one of the common complaints presenting in gynaecology outdoor and clinics. Menorrhagia is defined as excessive uterine bleeding occurring at regular intervals or prolonged uterine bleeding lasting for more than seven days. This is a very distressing condition effecting almost all ages, and has multiple causes. The objective of this study was to determine effect of menorrhagia on quality of life of a woman.
Methods: It was a case control study, conducted at Arif Memorial Teaching Hospital Lahore from January 2017 to December 2017. It included 230 women. Out of these, 150 women who had menorrhagia were included in Group A (cases). Group B included 80 women accompanying them and have normal menstrual cycles (controls).
Results: The mean age of the participants was 35.56±8.85 years. Duration of menorrhagia was more than 4 years in 11% of the patients, 22% had menorrhagia for 1-2 years and 1.2% for three months. Among all age groups, quality of life was better in female without menorrhagia as compared to female with menorrhagia (p-value <0.001).
Conclusion: Health care providers should have knowledge to treat patients with menorrhagia, also future qualitative studies should be done to determine perception of patients regarding treatment and management of menorrhagia.
How to cite this:Yusuf L. Menorraghia’s impact on quality of life: A case control study from a teaching Hospital in Lahore . Pak J Med Sci. 2018;34(6):1435-1438. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.346.15410
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