TO CATEGORIZE THE CAUSES OF ABNORMAL UTERINE BLEEDING IN PERIMENOPAUSAL WOMEN AS PER THE NEW CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM PALM COEIN BY THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF GYNAECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS (FIGO) AT SMS MEDICAL COLLEGE, JAIPUR
Background: The International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics working group on menstrual disorders has recently developed a classification system (PALM-COEIN) for causes of the AUB in non-gravid women.
Methods: This was a hospital based descriptive study conducted on perimenopausal women with complaints of abnormal uterine bleeding admitted in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, SMS Medical College, Jaipur.
Results: Leiomyoma being the most common tumor of female genital tract constituted the most common etiology of AUB on the basis of clinical examination, followed by ovulatory disorders, which are predominant during the period of perimenopausal transition.
Conclusion: The FIGO PALM-COIEN classification system helps to simplify terminology, focus treatment concepts and facilitate clinical and scientific research collaboration.
Keywords: FIGO, Classification, Gyaecological practice.