Saman Ejaz, Maryam Raana, Ambar Riaz, Netasha Nazar, Amara Mumtaz, Misbah Ashraf

Patients Satisfaction Undergoing Endometrial Thermal Balloon Ablation for the Treatment of Intractable Menorrhagia

Saman Ejaz, Maryam Raana, Ambar Riaz, Netasha Nazar, Amara Mumtaz, Misbah Ashraf



Background: Heavy amounts of menstrual blood loss regularly in three or more consecutive cycles are characterized as menorrhagia which has been shown to be present among in many peri-menopausal and premenopausal women.

Aim: To determine the frequency of patients’ satisfaction with TBA for the treatment of intractable menorrhagia.

Methods: This descriptive study was undertaken in Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lady Wallington Hospital Lahore from January to July 2017. A sample size of 200 patients was calculated and informed consent was taken to fill predesigned Performa. Prophylactic dose of 1g Ceftriaxon antibiotic was administered and Foly’s catheters were placed simultaneously in uterine cavity of patients after curettage and dilations. The uterine balloon catheter was then entered into the uterus and balloon was filled with sterile fluid.

Results: A high number of 157(78.5%) women were found to be satisfied with thermal balloon ablation while different age groups presented an insignificant difference on level of satisfaction. Level of education and BMI had insignificant difference (p >0.05) while a significant difference (p<0.05) was observed among patients suffering from long duration of >6 months as compared to short duration of 3-6 months.

Conclusion: Thermal balloon ablation is the method of choice for treatment of women suffering from menorrhagia and high number of patients revealed their trust on this method.

Keywords: Menorrhagia, Dysmenorrhea, Blooding, Satisfaction, Endometrium.

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