A prospective study of outcomes five years after hysterectomy in premenopausal women
Article first published online: 22 OCT 2008
© 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2008 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume 48, Issue 5, pages 510–516, October 2008
How to Cite
FARQUHAR, C. M., SADLER, L. and STEWART, A. W. (2008), A prospective study of outcomes five years after hysterectomy in premenopausal women. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 48: 510–516. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2008.00893.x
- Issue published online: 22 OCT 2008
- Article first published online: 22 OCT 2008
- Received 21 December 2007; accepted 24 April 2008.
- depression scores;
- pelvic pain;
Aims: To prospectively collect data five years after hysterectomy and compare with data of women who had not undergone hysterectomy.
Methods: A prospective cohort study of five years of premenopausal women with and with out hysterectomy was undertaken. Multivariate analytical methods were used to control for differences between groups.
Results: Comparing the prehysterectomy and five years post-hysterectomy data, pelvic pain, abdominal pain, urinary frequency and depression scores were reduced five years following hysterectomy. Women in the non-hysterectomy group were more likely to describe their health as good or very good (74%) than women in the hysterectomy group (56%) (P = 0.03).
Conclusions: The long-term health of women who undergo hysterectomy is not noticeably different from a group of women who do not undergo hysterectomy. In women undergoing hysterectomy, pelvic pain, urinary frequency and depression scores are reduced five years after hysterectomy compared to prehysterectomy.