Levonorgestrel IUD reduces dysfunctional bleeding

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 24 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:0-f

Question Does levonorgestrel intrauterine system (Mirena) reduce dysfunctional uterine bleeding as well as endometrial resection?

Synopsis Many women with heavy menstrual bleeding might prefer a less invasive treatment than endometrial resection or hysterectomy. The levonorgestrel intrauterine system induces atrophy of the endometrium for more than five years. In this Finnish study, 59 women aged 30 to 49 referred for treatment of menorrhagia were randomised …

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