Effect of Fennel extract on primary Dysmenorrhea

پنجمين سمينار بين المللي سلامت زنان

29 الي 30 اردیبهشت 1395، شيراز - ايران

Presentation Type: Speech
Abstract: Background: Primary dysmenorrhea is described as pelvic pain around the time menstrual bleeding in the absence of an identifiable pathologic lesion. And its main treatment is non – Steroid anti-inflammatory drugs .Due to side effects of chemical drugs and traditionally use of fennel as sedative plant, the aim of this study was to detect the effect of Fenalgin on primary dysmenorrhea.
Methods: A randomized double blind, Placebo-controlled trial among 50 single female students who suffered from primary dysmenorrhea that divided into 2 groups: Fenalgin and placebo. Groups used treatment four times a day from the onset of bleeding and continued through three days for two consecutive menstrual periods.
Results: In the Fenalgin group, pain severity was lower in compare to before treatment (P<0.001). Comparison 2 groups showed that there was significant difference in pain severity in second cycle and reduction was greater in Fenalgin group (P=0.006). In the Fenalgin group, pain duration was reduced at two months (P<0.001). Painkiller using was lower in compare to before treatment in Fenalgin group but reduction in was not significant in compare to placebo.
Conclusion: Probably the Fenalgin can reduce the primary dysmenorrhea .The researches with more samples and longer times are suggested.