Dr. Manisha Kakkar, Dr. Anu Gupta, Dr. K. K. Koul
Abstract: Dysfunctional uterine bleeding is defined as pathological bleeding from uterus unexplained on basis of inflammation, neoplasia or pregnancy within the uterus. The present study was undertaken with the aim of studying the different histological patterns of endometrium in patients of DUB. This study includes 84 patients with clinically diagnosed DUB who had undergone either hysterectomy or D&C. Study was conducted in Govt. Medical College, Jammu between October 2016 and April 2017. When histological patterns were analyzed, it was found that proliferative endometrium (50 %) was most common pattern followed in frequency by secretory endometrium (27.4 %), atrophic endometrium (4.7 %), irregular shedding (3.6 %). Hyperplasia was present in 9.6 % of current study subjects. DUB was more common in the perimenopausal age group and multiparity. The occurrence of abnormal findings increases with age.
Keywords: endometrium, DUB, secretory, atrophic, irregular shedding, hyperplasia, multiparity, perimenopausal