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Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research


Health concerns and quality of life in surgical menopause


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Author Details : Riza Sangamam, Sreelakshmy K

Volume : 4, Issue : 3, Year : 2017

Article Page : 292-296


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Abstract

Objective: To study the health concerns and quality of life in patients with surgical menopause.
Materials and Method: The study was conducted on 120 women in the age group 40-50 years who had total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo- oophorectomy for benign pathology over a period of 9 months. The patients were followed up for one year after surgery. Their general health quality of life and menopausal symptoms were assessed.
Results: Vasomotor symptoms were the most common affecting 68% of patients. Genitourinary symptoms like dyspareunia, vaginal dryness and urinary incontinence affected about 51% of patients. Back aches and joint pains were present in 33% females. Vasomotor symptoms were more prominent in the early menopausal age group (40-45years) while genitourinary and locomotor symptoms were more common in the late menopausal age group (>45years).
Conclusion: Surgical menopause leads to severe postmenopausal symptoms. Estrogen replacement should be considered in all symptomatic patients. During hysterectomy for benign pathology, ovaries should be removed only if properly indicated.

Keywords:
Surgical menopause, Estrogen, Menopausal symptoms, Hot flashes, Salpingo- oophorectomy

How to cite : Sangamam R, Sreelakshmy K, Health concerns and quality of life in surgical menopause. Indian J Obstet Gynecol Res 2017;4(3):292-296

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