Clinical evaluation of U-coil progesterone releasing device versus inert U-coil IUD

Serour, G.I.; Hamza, A.; El Sheikha, Z.; Hefnawi, F.I.

Population Sciences 3: 121-135

1982


ISSN/ISBN: 1110-7502
PMID: 12266213
Document Number: 6345
76 patients were randomly selected to be fitted with U-Coil intrauterine device. The inert U-Coil device was inserted in 39 patients and the progesterone releasing U-coil device was inserted in 37 patients. Patients fitted with both types of device were followed up for 12 postinserton months. The main side effects of the device were expulsion, removal for pelvic pain and bleeding and dysmenorrhea. No expulsion in those women fitted with inert U-coil device was reported. Expulsion of the progesterone U-coil device occurred in 3 patients (8.1%). Removal for bleeding and pain in women fitted with inert U-coil was necessary in 2 patients (5.1%). In patients fitter with progesterone U-coil, removal for bleeding and pain was necessary in 1 patient (2.2%). Pelvic pain was reported in 10 patients (25.6%) fitted with inert U-coil device, while it was reported in 1o patients (35.1%) fitted with progesterone U-coil device. Dysmenorrhea occurred in 29 patients (74.4%) fitted with inert U-coil device compared to 19 patients (59.5%) fitted with progesterone U-coil device. All removals of inert U-coil device th removal for bleeding and pain was only 1 case with uterus in anteverted position and in 1 expulsion the uterus was in midosition.

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Clinical evaluation of U-coil progesterone releasing device versus inert U-coil IUD