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Menstrual pattern following tubal sterilization.
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PMID:  20357719     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: We sought to investigate the effects of tubal sterilization over menstrual parameters and determine the timing of the detected influences.
MATERIAL/METHODS: We questioned 97 voluntary patients among 301 women who had been subjected to tubal sterilization in our clinic between 1996-2006. Patients were asked via questionnaire about menstrual parameters concerning the 5 years before and after the surgery, which focused on each year separately. Statistical analyses were carried out by considering the preoperative data of patients as controls and postoperative data as the study group.
RESULTS: Some kind of pattern change was detected in 7.6% of all patients. Hemorrhage with chunky clots of blood incidence decreased significantly by the second postoperative year (31.9%, 21.6%; P<.05). We had a significant decrease in dysmenorrhea postoperatively in the third, fourth, and fifth years (38.1%, 21.6%, 16.4%, 13.4%; P<.05). While the premenstrual syndrome was 45.3% before surgery, it was 30.9% and 24.7% postoperatively in the fourth and fifth years (P<.05).
CONCLUSIONS: Hemorrhage and dysmenorrhea were most frequently seen after tubal sterilization. The statistically significant drop in the mean weekly coital frequency during postoperative period indicates a need for further studies, which might evaluate the reasons behind this reduction.
Kemal Ozerkan; Gerçek Aydin; Işil Koc; Yeşim Uncu; Gürkan Uncu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1643-3750     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Sci. Monit.     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-01     Completed Date:  2010-08-05     Revised Date:  2011-06-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9609063     Medline TA:  Med Sci Monit     Country:  Poland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  CR197-201     Citation Subset:  IM    
Uludag University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bursa 16059, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Dysmenorrhea / physiopathology
Menstruation / physiology*
Middle Aged
Models, Statistical
Postoperative Complications
Sterilization, Tubal / adverse effects*
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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