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The Comparison of Vitamin E and Fennel Extract Effects on Duration of Pain in Primary Dysmenorrheal

Author(s): Leyla Moslemi | Azar Aghamohammadi | Reza Bekhradi | Mandana Zafari

Journal: Knowledge & Health Journal
ISSN 1735-577X

Volume: 7;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 61;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Primary dysmenorrheal | Vitamin E | Fennel extract.

Introduction: Primary dysmenorrheal is described as pelvic pain during menstrual bleeding in the absence of an identifiable pathologic lesion. It is a common gynecologic problem among women in reproductive age groups. Our objective was to compare the effect of vitamin E and Fennel extract on primary dysmenorrheal. Methods: In this randomized single blind, placebo-controlled trial, 65 single female students who suffered from primary dysmenorrheal were randomly assigned into 3 groups of Fennel extract, vitamin E and placebo. Groups used treatment four times a day from the onset of bleeding and continued through three days for two consecutive menstrual periods. The vitamin E group took 100 unit capsules and Fennel extract group took 46 mg capsules with commercial name of Fenalgin. Results: In the Fennel extract group, one month and two months after treatment, mean of pain duration significantly reduced compared to before treatment (P
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