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Prevalence of Migraine and it`s Related Factors in Female Students with Premenstrual Syndrome
Tayebeh Naderi Dr 1, Ahmad Hamzehie moghadam Dr1, Abas Bahrampour Dr1
1- Assistant Professor
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ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: Headache is a frequent complain in premenstrual syndrome (PMS).Menstrual headache is the headache that occure before or during menstruation. This often appeare as migraine or tension type headache and usually disappear after the first day of vaginal bleeding. MATERIALS & METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study to demonstrate the frequency of migraine (menstrual and nonmenstrual) and it`s related factors in 700 female students (between 18 to 25 years of age) with premenstrual syndrome. The data was collected by questionary. RESULTS: Of 700 female students with premenstrual syndrome, 115 persons (16.4%) had menstrual headache and 144 presons (20.5%) had headache independent to menstruation. Of these 259 studens with headache, 60 persons(23.1%) had migraine headache.Of these persons with migrain, 35 persons (13.5%) had menstural migraine and 25 persons (9.6%) had migraine independent to mensturation. The overall prevalence of menstrual migraine was 5%. Our study confirmed the significant association between migraine and regularity of menses, family history of migraine, number of offsprings and menstrual headache (P<0.05). However, no significat association between migraine, marrying and family history of PMS was found. CONCLUSIONS:Menstrual migraine is a relatively common problem in female students.So, routine evaluation of students regarding menstrual migraine is recommended.
Keywords: Premenstrual Syndrome, Headache, Menstruation, Migraine
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Received: 2009/03/7
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Volume 5, Issue 1 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2000) Back to browse issues page
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