Document Detail

Ectopic pregnancies following emergency levonorgestrel contraception.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12684145     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There are little or no data on the risk of ectopic pregnancy following levonorgestrel treatment as an emergency contraception. We encountered three cases of ectopic pregnancy following the use of levonorgestrel administered peri- or postovulation. Here we report these cases and discuss the clinical and epidemiologic implications of this association. Health providers should be alert to the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy in women who become pregnant or complain of lower abdominal pain after taking levonorgestrel.
Galit Sheffer-Mimouni; David Pauzner; Sharon Maslovitch; Joseph B Lessing; Ronni Gamzu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Contraception     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0010-7824     ISO Abbreviation:  Contraception     Publication Date:  2003 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-09     Completed Date:  2003-08-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0234361     Medline TA:  Contraception     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  267-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Lis Maternity Hospital, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, 6 Weizman Street, Tel Aviv 6427, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Contraceptives, Postcoital, Hormonal*
Pregnancy, Tubal / diagnosis*
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contraceptives, Postcoital, Hormonal; 797-63-7/Levonorgestrel
Comment In:
Contraception. 2004 Jan;69(1):83; author reply 84-5   [PMID:  14720627 ]
Contraception. 2004 Jan;69(1):83-4; author reply 84-5   [PMID:  14720628 ]

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