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Assessment of menstrual blood loss in Belgian users of the frameless copper-releasing IUD with copper surface area of 200 mm2 and users of a copper-levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15288224     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of a miniaturized frameless copper IUD (GyneFix 200 small) and a copper-levonorgestrel (GynePlant) intrauterine system (IUS) on the amount of menstrual blood loss (MBL). METHODS: In 60 Belgian women using GyneFix 200 and 21 using GynePlant, MBL was assessed with the visual assessment technique. RESULTS: MBL scores in GyneFix 200 users did not change from baseline during the mean observation period of 31 months. In GynePlant users, mean MBL scores decreased by at least 50% in all but one user. CONCLUSION: The impact of copper IUDs on MBL can be minimized by reducing the surface area of the foreign body. Reduction of MBL, without causing amenorrhea, can be obtained by adding levonorgestrel.
D Wildemeersch; P J Rowe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Contraception     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0010-7824     ISO Abbreviation:  Contraception     Publication Date:  2004 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-03     Completed Date:  2004-10-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0234361     Medline TA:  Contraception     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  169-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Contrel Research, Ghent, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Intrauterine Devices, Copper*
Intrauterine Devices, Medicated*
Levonorgestrel / administration & dosage*
Middle Aged
Uterine Hemorrhage / etiology,  prevention & control*
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