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Influence of oral contraceptive use on pain perception and blood pressure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12746013     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of oral contraceptive (OC) use on pain perception and blood pressure. Thirty women (15 using OC and 15 normally menstruating) reported to the laboratory once a week for 4 consecutive weeks. Blood pressure and heart rate were assessed, and then pressure was applied to the left forefinger for 2 minutes with the Forgione-Barber pain stimulator while participants indicated when the stimulus became painful (PT) and rated the intensity of pain (PR). Data were analyzed with a 2 (group) x 4 (trials) ANOVA. Results indicated no significant differences (P > 0.05) for PT or PR between the two groups of women across the 4 weeks. There was a significant trials effect for systolic blood pressure (SBP; P < 0.05), with SBP being higher premenstrually and menstrually compared with postmenstrually in both groups of women. It is concluded that OC use did not significantly influence pain perception or blood pressure.
Kelli F Koltyn; Jennifer A Landis; Erin A Dannecker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health care for women international     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0739-9332     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Care Women Int     Publication Date:  2003 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-14     Completed Date:  2003-06-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8411543     Medline TA:  Health Care Women Int     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  221-9     Citation Subset:  N    
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, and University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 53706, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Attitude to Health
Blood Pressure / drug effects*
Contraceptives, Oral / pharmacology*
Dysmenorrhea / diagnosis,  prevention & control*,  psychology
Heart Rate / drug effects
Pain Measurement
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contraceptives, Oral

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