Neonatal uterine bleeding as a precursor to endometriosis in adulthood

Lela Tandashvili, Arsen Gvenetadze, Lela Iremadze, Vasilios Tanos


To investigate the impact of the occurrence of vaginal bleeding during newborn first days of life with the present condition of the patient diagnosed with endometriosis/adenomyosis and its real incidence in Tbilisi region a multicenter study has been conducted1 . The frequency of Neonatal uterine bleeding (NUB) was prospectively evaluated among 5 maternity hospitals, in the town of Tbilisi in Georgia between October 1st 2016 until October 1st 2018. During the same time period, 500 women visited our clinics with histopathological confirmed diagnosis of endometriosis after surgery, consented to participate in a survey study of Neonatal Uterine Bleeding were interviewed with special questionnaire. These data were compared with control groups. The incidence of visible NUB in the area of Tbilisi is 2.35%. Retrospective study suggests that there is a link between vaginal bleeding during newborn first days of life with the present condition of the patient diagnosed with endometriosis/adenomyosis. (Afr J Reprod Health 2022; 26[8]: 83-88).

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