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Evaluating the Plasma Selenium and Fibrinogen Levels in the Luteal and Menstrual Phases of the Menstrual Cycle amongst a Population of Young Females in Benin City (Published)

Menstruation is a phenomenon unique to females. Variations in the concentration of plasma selenium and fibrinogen have not been clearly established. This study aimed at investigating the variations in the plasma selenium and fibrinogen concentrations amongst a population of young females. 100 healthy female subjects were engaged in this study. Subjects were asked to complete gynecological questionnaires. The clinical history of the subjects was noted and different phases of the menstrual cycle were determined. The results revealed a significant increase in the plasma selenium and fibrinogen levels during the luteal phase compared the menstrual phase (P<0.05).

Keywords: fibrinogen and menstruation, selenium