Effect of combined oral contraceptive use on platelet volume in women at reproductive age

BULUR S., Albayrak M., Bulur Ş., Keskin F., Köse S. A. , Aslantaş Y., ...More

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY, vol.39, no.3, pp.314-316, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.314-316


Investigation: Combined oral contraceptives use is associated with an increased risk of developing venous and arterial thromboembolic events. Platelet size, measured as mean platelet volume (MPV), is associated with platelet reactivity. Methods: Ninety-five women using oral contraceptives for contraception were investigated retrospectively. The patients' blood pressure, pulse and hematological values at application and at the sixth month were evaluated retrospectively. Results: There was no difference between the values of blood pressure (systolic and diastolic), pulse, hematological values (which contain leukocytes, platelets and mean platelet volume) at application and at the sixth month. Conclusion: We determined that using oral contraceptives for contraception did not change MPV values in young women.