A STUDY ON PREVALENCE OF POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME AT A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITALAbstract
The main objective of the study was to assess the prevalence of polycystic ovary syndrome at a tertiary care hospital. This study was a prospective observational study performed for a period of 6 months in infertility and gynecology clinic. For making a positive diagnosis of PCOS, all subjects were interviewed to furnish details of menstrual history including regularity, duration of cycles, and number of cycles per year or intermenstrual interval. Transabdominal ultrasonography and tests like Tests like fasting blood glucose, fasting insulin, follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), LH:FSH ratio and serum testosterone were performed. A total two hundred eight patients were attended infertility and gynecology clinic during the study period of six months, of which 67 (32%) patients were meeting the study criteria were included and assessed for the presence of polycystic ovary syndrome. Of the 67 patients, 57 patients experienced oligomenorrhea and remaining 10 patients had amenorrhea. 32 patients had hirsutism, 18 patients had acne and 4 patients had alopecia.Transabdominal ultrasonography showed the presence of polycystic ovaries in all 67 patients. Hence, the prevalence of PCOS at a tertiary care hospital was 32%.
K. S .Lakshmi *, J. Jayasutha and Anjalakshi Chandrasekar
Professor &Dean SRM College of Pharmacy, SRM University, Kancheepuram, Tamilnadu - 603203, India
02 June 2014
12 August, 2014
22 September, 2014
01 January, 2015