Hormonal effect on the relationship between migraine and female sexual dysfunction

Dogan V. B., Dagdeviren H., Dirican A., Dirican A. C., Tutar N. K., Yayla V. A., ...More

NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES, vol.38, no.9, pp.1651-1655, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10072-017-3023-5
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1651-1655
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


It is not a well-established finding in migraine that female sexual dysfunction (FSD) emerging as a natural course of disease, as a result of accompanying depression/anxiety, or an underlying endocrinological abnormality. Our aim is evaluating the relationship among frequency and severity of migraine, FSD, depression, anxiety, and related hormones in migrainous women. We examined 80 migrainous female and 62 controls cross sectionally. Beck Depression and Anxiety Inventories, Female Sexual Dysfunction Inventory, Migraine Disability Assessment Test, and hormonal analysis were done. Independent risk factors were identified by logistic regression analysis and cut-off values were measured with Receiver Operating Curve. FSD was not related to frequency or severity of migraine. Although depression and anxiety was related to arousal and lubrication, they had limited effect in FSD. There were correlations between prolactin (PRL), desire and lubrication, follicular-stimulating hormone FSH and orgasm, luteinizing hormone (LH), and pain. Also FSH-LH combination and PRL were found as independent factors for FSD. FSH-LH combination and PRL were found as independent factors which had effect on FSD in migraine. Our study is a precursor study about the effect of several hormones on FSD and migraine relationship. Hormonal effect on FSD in migraine will be clearer with future studies.