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