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Journal:   HORMOZGAN MEDICAL JOURNAL   Winter 2004 , Volume 7 , Number 4; Page(s) 203 To 209.
 
Paper: 

PATTERN OF MENSTRUATION, HIRSUTISM AND DYSMENORRHEA IN STUDENTS OF BOUSHEHR MEDICAL AND KHALIG-E-FARS UNIVERSITIES (2002-2003)

 
 
Author(s):  NOROOZI A.*, TAHMASEBI R.
 
* Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Booshehr University of Medical Sciences, Moalem Ave, Booshehr, Iran
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Menstrual disorder is the most popular problem in the fertility ages. This problem is seen in the 9-14% of women. Also there are some other problems such as hirsutism and dysmenorrhea in the women. The aim of this research is assessment of frequency menstrual disorders in the target population.
Method & Material: This cross-sectional study was performed in Boushehr university of medical sciences and Khalij-e-Fars university of Boushehr on 272 randomly selected girl students. A pre-designed questionnaire was uses for data collection. The questionnaire had three parts: 1) demographic specifications 2) Menstrual pattern and being of hirsutism and dysmenorrhea and 3) etiology.
Results: The average age of menarche was 13.57±1.29, oligomenorrhea in 11.4%, poly menorrhea in 12.5%, menorrhagia in 36.3% and irregular menses in 34.9% of the study sample was seen. Ovarian cyst was found to cause oligomenorrhea (p<0.02). There was not any association between other reasons with menstrual disorders. Hirsutism was seen in 33.1% of the students who were fatter than the others and they had irregular cycles and oligomenorrhea. Dysmenorrhea was seen in 65.4%, with 89.9% primary dysmenorrhea and 10.1% secondary dysmenorrheal.
Conclusion: High prevalence of menorrhagia (36.3%) and hirsutism (33.1%) among student in this study indicates that more researches should be done for investigating the reasons of these disorders and their appropriate treatment.

 
Keyword(s): STUDENTS, HIRSUTISM, DYSMENORRHEA, BOOSHEHR
 
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