The use of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system in the management of menorrhagia in women with hemostatic disorders

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Oct;193(4):1361-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2005.05.002.


Objective: The study was undertaken to evaluate the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) in managing menorrhagia associated with hemostatic disorders.

Study design: Retrospective notes review.

Results: Nineteen of 28 (68%) patients experienced improvement with the LNG-IUS. There was nonacceptance by 9 of 28 (32%) who refused the LNG-IUS or had it definitively removed.

Conclusion: The LNG-IUS should be considered when managing menorrhagia because surgery carries additional risks in this subset of patients.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Hemostatic Disorders / complications*
  • Humans
  • Levonorgestrel / administration & dosage*
  • Menorrhagia / complications*
  • Menorrhagia / drug therapy*
  • Retrospective Studies


  • Levonorgestrel