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International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Print ISSN: 2522-6614, Online ISSN: 2522-6622

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

2019, Vol. 3, Issue 4, Part B

Correlation of vaginal pH with FSH levels in menopause
Author(s): Dr. Khushpreet Kaur, Dr. Satinder Pal Kaur, Dr. Parneet Kaur, Dr. Gurdeep Kaur Bedi, Dr. Harnavneet Kaur and Dr. Avneet Kaur
Abstract: Introduction: Menopause is the physiological cessation of menstruation that denotes a normal human developmental phase in the life of woman. Menopause is suspected with age, cessation of menstruation for more than a year and presence of symptoms. The diagnosis of menopause is confirmed by follicle stimulating hormore (FSH) levels >40 IU/L. Few studies have focused on vaginal pH for menopausal diagnosis. It is a simple, noninvasive and inexpensive method for this purpose. Aims & Objectives: To correlate vaginal pH with FSH level as marker of menopause. Material and Method: 200 menopausal women attending OPD of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Government Medical College and Rajindra Hospital, Patiala ware selected randomly. Vaginal pH measurement was done using pH strips. A simultaneous blood sample was taken for FSH level measurement which was done using immuno enzymometric assay. Vaginal pH and FSH levels were correlated as markers of menopause. Results: According to our study, mean age of attaining menopause came out to be 47.42+3.64 years. Mean vaginal pH in our study was 6.13±0.59 and mean FSH level were 55.73+12.89 IU/L. As FSH levels ≥40IU/L is taken as diagnostic cut off value for menopausal status thus, we concluded that a vaginal pH of ≥6.00 can be taken as marker for menopausal status in the absence of any vaginal infection. The sensitivity of pH ≥6.00 as marker of menopause came out to be 88% Conclusion: Vaginal pH is simple accurate and cost-effective tool that can be suggested as a suitable and better alternative to serum FSH estimation for diagnosis of menopause.
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Dr. Khushpreet Kaur, Dr. Satinder Pal Kaur, Dr. Parneet Kaur, Dr. Gurdeep Kaur Bedi, Dr. Harnavneet Kaur, Dr. Avneet Kaur. Correlation of vaginal pH with FSH levels in menopause. Int J Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2019;3(4):107-110. DOI: 10.33545/gynae.2019.v3.i4b.300
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