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Ultrasound findings in amenorrhoeic women with vaginal bleeding.
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PMID:  18923588     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE OF STUDY: To document sonographically identifiable causes of vaginal bleeding in secondarily amenorrhoeic women of child bearing age. METHODS: A retrospective study of ultrasonographic findings among 102 secondarily amenorrhoeic women of childbearing age with vaginal bleeding was carried out. Ultrasound scan was carried using Siemens Sonoline SL1 equipment with 3.5MHz and 5.0MHz transducers RESULTS: 75(73.2%) patients had pregnancy-related conditions, 14(13.7%) had normal, non-pregnant uteri while the remaining 13 (12.8%) had other gynaecological conditions namely pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), uterine fibroids and ovarian masses. Though pregnancy-related conditions are the major causes of vaginal bleeding in amenorrhoeic women of childbearing age, PID, fibroids and ovarian masses are possible findings. CONCLUSION: Ultrasound examination is vital in the elucidation of vaginal bleeding in amenorrhoeic women. Pregnancy related conditions are not the only significant cause of amenorrhoea complicated by vaginal bleeding.
S A Erinle; O Okoye; I T Jimoh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Nigerian postgraduate medical journal     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1117-1936     ISO Abbreviation:  Niger Postgrad Med J     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-16     Completed Date:  2009-01-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9613595     Medline TA:  Niger Postgrad Med J     Country:  Nigeria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  157-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Federal Medical Centre, Bida, Niger State, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Amenorrhea / ultrasonography*
Middle Aged
Postpartum Period
Retrospective Studies
Ultrasonography / methods*
Uterine Hemorrhage / etiology,  ultrasonography*
Vagina / ultrasonography*
Vaginal Diseases / etiology,  ultrasonography*
Young Adult

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