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Journal:   JOURNAL OF BABOL UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (JBUMS)   MARCH 2011 , Volume 13 , Number 2 (59); Page(s) 7 To 11.
 
Paper: 

COMPARISON BETWEEN EFFECT OF EVENING PRIMROSE OIL AND VITAMIN E IN TREATMENT OF CYCLIC MASTALGIA

 
 
Author(s):  ALVANDIPOUR M.*, TAYEBI P., ALIZADEH NAVAIE R., KHODABAKHSHI H.
 
* SURGERY DEPARTMENT, IMAM KHOMEINI TEACHING HOSPITAL, SARI, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Mastalgia is a common painful complaint in women. Several different therapeutic components are used for mastalgia treatment. Vitamin E and Evening Primrose oil (EPO) are some of these components that used for cyclic mastalgia. This study was designed to compare EPO and Vitamin E in treatment of cyclic mastalgia and to find the best treatment for it.
METHODS: This study was done as a double blind clinical trial on 100 women suffered cyclic mastalgia. Patients was divided in 4 study groups with 25 patients in each group, included: 1. Evening Primrose oil 2 gr/day, 2. Vitamin E 400 unit daily, 3. Evening Primrose oil and Vitamin E, 4. Placebo. The MC Gill Questionnaires was used for patient's pain evaluation before study and 1 and 6 months after intervention.
FINDINGS: The mean of MC Gill score in Primrose oil group before investigation was 6.23
±1.004 and was decreased to 2.68±1.002 six months after primrose oil consumption. Also in Vitamin E group this mount was decreased from 6.04±1.342 to 3.06±1.482. Overally the mean of MC Gill score in each of three therapeutic group was decreased after the intervention against placebo group (p=0.000). Also the difference of MC Gill score between these three therapeutic groups hasn't any significant change.
CONCLUSION: The results of present study show that Vitamin E and Primrose oil have a same therapeutic effect in the treatment of cyclic mastalgia and these drugs can be used as a suitable therapeutic alternative in the patient with cyclic mastalgia.

 
Keyword(s): CYCLIC MASTALGIA, VITAMIN E, PRIMROSE OIL
 
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