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A comparision of haemoglobin levels in women with and without premenstrual syndrome during premenstrual, menstrual and postmenstrual stages.

Authors:Nazmeen Silotry , Haritha kumari Nimmagadda *, Reenu Kumari
Int J Biol Med Res. 2011; 2(4): 1017 – 1022  |  PDF File


About 80% of women experience premenstrual symptoms. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a combination of physical, emotional, psychological and mood disturbances that occur after woman ovulation and ends with the onset of her menstrual flow. As no specific causes of PMS has still been proven, various theories have been postulated and hence specific treatment for PMS is still not available. The current aim of our study is to assess the hemoglobin levels in subjects suffering from PMS and correlate with the probable cause of PMS. About 50 female students of MBBS were included in the study . Depending upon the presence of group of symptoms such as physical, emotional and psychological changes, the students were divided into Premenstual syndrome (PMS) group and non-PMS group. Blood samples for hemoglobin assessment were collected during Prementrual, Menstrual and Post menstrual stages for a period of 2 consecutive months and comparission between the two groups were done statistically. As compared to non-PMS group, the hemoglobin levels in the PMS group were found to be significantly low along with presence of other physical, emotional and psychological symptoms. From this study, it can be concluded that fall in the hemoglobin levels in PMS subjects can be regarded as one of the reason for causing various symptoms of PMS.