The effect of grandmultiparity on chronic pelvic pain and sexual discomfort


Gurel S., Gurel H.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GYNECOLOGY & OBSTETRICS, vol.57, no.2, pp.133-138, 1997 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0020-7292(97)02872-5
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GYNECOLOGY & OBSTETRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.133-138

Abstract

Objectives: To investigate the effect of grandmultiparity on chronic pelvic pain and sexual complaints. Methods: 71 grandmultiparas and 65 non-grandmultiparas were interviewed. Results: Pelvic pain, chronic pelvic pain and other pain complaints were significantly more frequent in grandmultiparas than non-grandmultiparas (P < 0.001). Of the grandmultiparas, 94.4% had pelvic pain and 81.7% had chronic pelvic pain. Coital complaints were observed in nearly half of both groups. Conclusion: Grandmultiparity has lasting reproductive health consequences in addition to its affect on obstetrical outcome and pelvic support. (C) 1997 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics.