The Prevalence and Pattern of Abnormal Hysteroscopy Findings among Subfer-tile Patients at Albayda Fertility Centre/Libya
Keywords:Hysteroscopy, Infertility, Intrauterine Lesion
To estimate the prevalence and types of intrauterine abnormalities in subfertile women: a prospective study was carried out at Albayda Fertility Teaching Centre-Libya. The study was conducted on 115 infertile women attending Albayda Fertility Centre between January and May 2019. Diagnostic hysteroscopy was conducted after initial basic infertility assessment workup to assess the presence and types of uterine cavity pathologies. The duration of infertility ranged from 1-17 years, and the majority of the patients were presented with primary infertility (62.6%), 64.3% of the women had abnormal findings, and the most common lesion detected was endometrial polyp representing 44.6% of the lesions, followed by endometritis 17.6%. Seven cases had septum, and 20 patients had more than one pathology. Corrective measures were taken accordingly. 6.1% of the patients had a spontaneous pregnancy within three months of follow up. The prevalence of abnormal hysteroscopy findings among the studied population was high. Intrauterine endometrial polyps, endometritis, and uterine septum were the most frequent abnormality detected. These findings may indicate a need to incorporate hysteroscopy in the routine evaluation of infertility.
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