The Effects of Hysteroscopic Submucosal Myoma Resection on Number of Sanitary Pads

Mun S., Uysal A., Onoglu A. S., Uysal F., Taner C. E.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE, vol.6, no.1, pp.75-78, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4328/jcam.1820
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.75-78
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Aim: To research the effect of hysteroscopic resection of submucosal myoma (HRSM) on the amount of pads used during the menstrual period in a premenopausal patient with menometrorrhagia caused by submucosal fibroids. Material and Method: A total of 27 women with submucosal fibroids were included in this prospective study using the Pictorial Blood Assessment Chart (PBAC) to evaluate quantity of menorrhagia. Bleeding evaluation and number of pads used by patients in the 6th month after HRSM were recorded. Results: The average age of patients included in the study was 41 +/- 5.1. Of 27 patients 20 (74%) had one. 4 (14%) had two and 3 (12%) had three or more submucosal myomas. The diameter of removed fibroids were 17 (63%) less than 3 cm, 6 (22%) between 3 and 5 cm and 4 (15%) were above 5 cm. In the postoperative 6th month on the day of heaviest menstrual bleeding average number of pads used dropped to 3.8 compared to 9.1 in the preoperative period (p<0.05). Discussion: HRSM performed due to menometrorrhagia in the premenopausal period significantly reduces the number of pads used and the number of days of bleeding.