Background: Heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB), is one of the most frequently encountered problem in the gynaecology OPD. It can significantly affect women’s quality of life and overburden health-care systems. The Levonorgestrel Releasing Intrauterine System (LNG-IUS) is a highly effective long-acting reversal contraceptive, also useful for controlling HMB and promoted by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
Materials and Methods: This prospective interventional study conducted upon 30 women, with heavy menstrual bleeding, of 30-50 years’ age, reporting in the outpatient department of a tertiary health care facility unit “between” January 2018 to June 2019. Women, who met inclusion and exclusion criteria were our study population. Data was collected during follow up at 1, 3 and 6 month and all the association were tested by mean, proportion and percentages. Chi-square test was used for comparing categorical result and p-value of less than 0.05 was considered as statistically significant. Calculation was made by using IBM SPSS 26 version of statistical software.
Results: Majority of women were from 40-45 years’ age group. Pictorial Blood Loss Assessment Chart (PBAC) score was calculated in 30 women who underwent LNG IUS insertion.There was significant reduction (p
Conclusion: LNG IUS is effective and can be used as first line measure for treatment of HMB.
Heavy menstrual bleeding, Levonorgestrel Releasing Intrauterine System, Pictorial Blood Loss Assessment Chart, Visual Analogue Scale