Comparison of the Effect of TCU-380A and TCUsafe-300 on Menstrual Blood Loss

Bagdari, N and Fatah, S and KHadevzadeh, T and Mazlom, S.R (2006) Comparison of the Effect of TCU-380A and TCUsafe-300 on Menstrual Blood Loss. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 9 (1). pp. 33-39.

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Introduction and Objective: One of the most common side effects of intrauterine devices is increasing of menstrual blood loss, which may cause discontinuation and iron-deficiency anemia. By considering the effect of IUD type on menstrual blood loss volume and high incidence of iron-deficiency anemia among women, developing countries this research was conducted to compare the effects of TCU-380A and TCUsafe – 300 IUDs on menstrual blood loss among subjects attending health care centers of Iran University of Medical Sciences in 2004. Material &amp; Methods: In this single blind clinical trial 110 healthy subjects enrolled as clients who were eligible for use of IUDs. They were selected by a purposive manner, then they were randomly divided in to two groups of TCU-380A and TCUsafe-300 users. Menstrual blood loss was measured one month before and 1, 2, and 3 months after IUD insertion by use of Higam Chart. Data were analyzed by using statistical tests such as chi–square, Mann–Withney, Independent t, Pair t, Fisher exact, Fisher, ANCOVA. Results: Mean menstrual blood loss before TCUsafe-300 and TCU-380A usage were 44±17.8 mL respectively, for which there was no significant difference between them. But mean menstrual blood loss during the first 3 months after IUD inscrtion were 109.9 ±69.2 mL and 139 ±52.6 mL respectively (P = 0.032). Menstrual cycle length was decreased and menstrual duration was increased after IUD insertion in both groups (P < 0.001). Conclusion and Comment: This research showed menstrual blood loss in the first 3 months after IUD insertion in TCUsafe – 300 users were less than TCU 380A users. More studies are suggested on the side effects and effectiveness of TCU-safe 300 IUDs and other ways of decreasing the blood loss in IUD users to increase the client motivation for using IUDs and increasing its continuation rate as well.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2017 14:21
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2017 14:21

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