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Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research


Assessment of determinants of polycystic ovarian syndrome in women in reproductive age group attending tertiary healthcare facility in southern Maharashtra


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Author Details : Varun Gaitonde, Supriya Patil, Sanjaykumar Patil, Yamini Patil

Volume : 5, Issue : 3, Year : 2018

Article Page : 372-376


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Abstract

Introduction: Pathophysiology of PCOS reveals excessive ovarian and/or adrenal androgen secretion results in hyperandrogenism and is associated clinical manifestations ranging from hirsutism, acne, male-pattern baldness to irregular menses, infertility. This study aims at assessing the prevalence and clinical presentations of PCOS among women of the reproductive age group attending the OPD of a tertiary care centre.
Materials and Methods: The study was carried women of reproductive age group (15-45yrs) attending Obstetrics and Gynaecology OPD of a tertiary care hospital presenting with relevant symptoms from July 2015 to July 2017.
Results: In the present study, the average age of participant was 22.47 + 3.44 years, we also found that menstrual abnormalities were observed among all the study participants followed by skin discolouration (32.4%). Average BMI in kg/m2 was 22.22 + 2.22.
Conclusions: PCOS in a common disorder among young women. Menstrual problems are the commonest reason for gynecological OPD consultation among adolescent girls. Evaluation of bleeding problems in adolescents is justified, before considering them as normal physiological transition.

Keywords: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), Menstrual abnormalities, Hyperandrogenism in women, Reproductive age women, Infertility.

Doi : 10.18231/2394-2754.2018.0085

How to cite : Gaitonde V, Patil S, Patil S, Patil Y, Assessment of determinants of polycystic ovarian syndrome in women in reproductive age group attending tertiary healthcare facility in southern Maharashtra. Indian J Obstet Gynecol Res 2018;5(3):372-376

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