Assessment of Lipid Profile in Females Suffering from Endometriosis


  • Mehwish Iftikhar Department of Biochemistry, Azra Naheed Medical College, Lahore
  • Bushra Iftikhar Department of Biochemistry, Lahore Medical and Dental College, Lahore
  • Mahwish Shahzad Department of Biochemistry, Lahore Medical and Dental College, Lahore
  • Junaid Iqbal Department of Physiology, Azra Naheed Medical College, Lahore
  • Aliya Aslam Department of Pathology, Azra Naheed MedicalCollege, Lahore
  • Mirza Ameer Faizan Ali Department of Pathology, Al-Aleem Medical College, Lahore




Introduction: Endometriosis is a prevalent, multifactorial benign gynaecological disorder, characterized by the formation of endometrial and stromal tissue outside the lining of the uterus. 10-15% women suffer from endometriosis at the age between 20-35 years. Exact etiology of endometriosis is not clear but serum lipid level may play important role to cause endometriosis.

Aims & Objectives: The current study aims to determine the prevalence of dyslipidemias in young women suffering from endometriosis. Hyperlipidemias implicate inflammation and oxidative stress which may play an important role in the aetiology of endometriosis.

Place and duration of study: A cross sectional analytical research of six months duration was conducted in Chaudhry Muhammad Akram Teaching and Research Hospital, Lahore.

Material & Methods:Lipid profile such asTotal cholesterol, Triglycerides, Low density lipoprotein (LDL) and high- density lipoprotein were biochemically analyzed from venous blood of 30 females with endometriosis and 30 healthy controls by kit method.

Results:Result of present study demonstrated significant (p=0.025, <0.001 and 0.036) elevated levels oftotal cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) respectively in patients than that of control ones. Whereas the level of High-density lipoprotein (HDL) was reduced (23.53±4.76 mg/dl) in females with endometriosis as compared to healthy individuals (65.20±8.78 mg/dl).

Conclusion: In present study, raised lipid profile in females with endometriosis demonstrated substantial etiological role of lipids in the pathogenicity of endometriosis.




How to Cite

Mehwish Iftikhar, Bushra Iftikhar, Mahwish Shahzad, Junaid Iqbal, Aliya Aslam, Mirza Ameer Faizan Ali. Assessment of Lipid Profile in Females Suffering from Endometriosis. Proceedings S.Z.M.C [Internet]. 2022Apr.29 [cited 2022May29];36(2):23-8. Available from: