Assessment of patient satisfaction after levonorgestral containing intrauterine system insertion in women with abnormal uterine bleeding
Keywords:LNG-IUS, Abnormal uterine bleeding, Gynecology
Background: Abnormal uterine bleeding is a common gynecological complaint affecting 10-30% of reproductive-aged women and it can result from different causes which adversely affects the woman’s quality of life, necessitating its appropriate and adequate management. Among all the pharmacological and surgical management options of AUB. LNG-IUS is emerging as a safer and effective treatment option of AUB. However apprehension about discomfort associated with the use of intrauterine device leads to its untimely removal. Aim of current study was to conduct a prospective qualitative study to observe the level of patient satisfaction with the use of LNG-IUS in patients with abnormal uterine bleeding.
Methods: This study was conducted in the department of obstetrics and gynecology, MGM medical college and M.Y. Group of Hospitals, Indore from March 2017- March 2018. Follow up was done at 1, 3, 6 months.
Results: In our study, majority of the women (90%) had improvement in their abnormal uterine bleeding along with significant increase in mean hemoglobin level from7.30+1.29 gm% to 8.71+1.27 gm% at the end of six months. 86.66% of these patients were very satisfied with the use of LNG IUS,
Conclusions: LNG-IUS is an effective device for medical management of AUB and it should be used as the first line therapy for the same. It should always be considered before surgical interventions. It yields promising result in terms of patient satisfaction.
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