Progestin-releasing intrauterine systems and leiomyoma.

  title={Progestin-releasing intrauterine systems and leiomyoma.},
  author={Andrew M. Kaunitz},
  volume={75 6 Suppl},
Review of the existing published literature suggests that, in women with uterine fibroids, with or without menorrhagia, the high contraceptive efficacy of the levornorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) remains intact. In such women, the LNG-IUS reduces menstrual blood loss and likely reduces menstrual pain. However, use of the LNG-IUS does not appear to reduce overall uterine dimensions or those of uterine fibroids. In women with uterine fibroids and menorrhagia, LNG-IUS expulsion rates may… CONTINUE READING


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