International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 2, Issue 3, Part B (2019)

Dramatic response of Mirena (levonorgestrel intrauterine system) in treatment of menorrhagia

Author(s): Dr. Athmar Ali Mousa Fridawi, Dr. Rafida Nasif Jasim and Dr. Maha Ismaeel Khudhuer
Abstract: Background: Menorrhagia is a type of menstrual disorder that is characterized by the presence of red vaginal discharge from the uterine cavity on a regular basis, but excessive in quantity (greater than 80 ml) and / or duration (greater than 7 days).
Objective: To study the dramatic response of levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) Mirena for treatment of menorrhagia during its use as contraceptive.
Matera and methods: 30 women between 30 and 50 year with menorrhagia were included in a study over two year. Response was assessed monthly for first 4 month and then yearly for maximum 2 year.
Result; Mirena caused decrease in blood loss (MBL) in 16.7% of the patients at 4 month, 73.3% decrease in(MBL) by one year and 100% decrease by 2 years, and improved the mean Hb level in 100% of the patients after 2 years. Mirena has an effective in treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding and this made surgical intervention (Hysterectomy) is last choice.
Conclusion: LNG locally released on endometrium cavity is both a safe and reliable method of abnormal uterine bleeding treatment.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Athmar Ali Mousa Fridawi, Dr. Rafida Nasif Jasim, Dr. Maha Ismaeel Khudhuer. Dramatic response of Mirena (levonorgestrel intrauterine system) in treatment of menorrhagia. Int J Adv Community Med 2019;2(3):85-89. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2019.v2.i3b.85
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine