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ORIGINAL ARTICLE

A Study to Analyze the Efficacy of Levonorgestrel Intrauterine System in the Management of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding among Urban Indian Women

Bijit Chowdhury, Poushali Sanyal, Anshu Gupta, Bidisha Roychoudhury, MMS Zoha

Citation Information :

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10032-1099

Published Online: 00-00-0000

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Objective

The study tried to analyze the efficacy of levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNGIUS) for the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding in the urban and suburban Indian women.

Materials and methods

The present study was conducted in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences, Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan, Kolkata, over a period of 1 year. A total of 20 patients suffering from abnormal uterine bleeding in the age group of 20 to 45 years were recruited in this study. The LNGIUS was inserted in all the women and they were followed up at the end of 3, 6, and 12 months. All subjects completed 1 year duration of follow-up. We used the Student’s paired t-test to evaluate the reduction in the menstrual blood loss, passage of clots, and increase in hemoglobin concentration at each point from the baseline.

Results

At the end of 6 months, most (90%) of the women had an acceptable bleeding, with 10% having amenorrhea (pictorial blood-loss assessment chart score 0). Statistically significant improvement in the hemoglobin level was observed at the end of 3, 6, and 12 months postinsertion. The level of satisfaction increased steadily with time.

Conclusion

Levonorgestrel intrauterine system is an effective reversible treatment for menorrhagia. Levonorgestrel intrauterine system can be used as an effective alternative to hysterectomy in the future in the urban and suburban affluent Indian women.

How to cite this article

Gupta A, Roychoudhury B, Sanyal P, Chowdhury B, Zoha MMS. A Study to Analyze the Efficacy of Levonorgestrel Intrauterine System in the Management of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding among Urban Indian Women. J South Asian Feder Menopause Soc 2017;5(1):19-22.


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