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Table 3 Distribution of study participants according to gynaecological history, Women Hospital-Hamad Medical Corporation, 2018

From: Risk profile of Qatari women treated for infertility in a tertiary hospital: a case-control study

Gynecological history Cases Cases Controls P value
Primary Infertility
n = 43 (%)
Secondary Infertility
n = 93 (%)
Infertility Total
n = 136 (%)
n = 272 (%)
Menstrual cycle regularity: 0.001*
 Regular 32 (74.4) 65 (69.9) 97 (71.3) 256 (94.1)
 Irregular 11 (25.6) 28 (30.1) 39 (28.7) 16 (5.9)
Menstrual irregularity: n = 11 n = 28 n = 39 n = 16 0.001*
  < 6 month 1 (9.1) 4 (14.3) 5 (12.8) 8 (50.0)
  ≥ 6 month 10 (90.9) 24 (85.7) 34 (87.2) 8 (50.0)
Duration of menstrual cycle: 0.001*
  < 21 days 0 (0.0) 1 (1.1) 1 (0.7) 0 (0.0)
 21–35 days 33 (76.7) 61 (65.6) 94 (69.1) 252 (92.6)
  > 35 days 10 (23.3) 31 (33.3) 41 (30.2) 20 (7.4)
Menorrhagia: 0.001*
 No 31 (72.1) 72 (77.4) 103 (75.7) 260 (95.6)
 Yes 12 (27.9) 21 (22.6) 33 (24.3) 12 (4.4)
Intermenstrual bleeding: 0.001*
 No 38 (88.4) 84 (90.3) 122 (89.7) 272(100.0)
 Yes 5 (11.6) 9 (9.7) 14 (10.3) 0 (0.0)
Dysmenorrhoea: 0.001*
 No 30 (69.8) 74 (79.6) 104 (76.5) 256 (94.1)
 Yes 13 (30.2) 19 (20.4) 32 (23.5) 16 (5.9)
Secondary amenorrhea: 0.001*
 No 31 (72.1) 67 (72.0) 98 (72.1) 258 (94.9)
 Yes 12 (27.9) 26 (28.0) 38 (27.9) 14 (5.1)
Chronic pelvic pain 0.001*
 No 27 (62.8) 52 (55.9) 79 (58.1) 255 (93.8)
 Yes 16 (37.2) 41 (44.1) 57 (41.9) 17 (6.2)
Abnormal vaginal discharge: 0.001*
 No 36 (83.7) 64 (68.8) 100 (73.5) 261 (96.0)
 Yes 7 (16.3) 29 (31.2) 36 (26.5) 11(4.0)
Painful urination: 0.001*
 No 38 (88.4) 80 (86.0) 118 (86.8) 269 (98.9)
 Yes 5(11.6) 13(14.0) 18 (13.2) 3 (1.1)
Dyspareunia: 0.001*
 No 25 (58.1) 55 (59.1) 80 (58.8) 262 (96.3)
 Yes 18 (41.9) 38 (40.9) 56 (41.2) 10 (3.7)
  1. * p < 0.05