Hormonal IUS as treatment
The IUS is an effective and approved therapy for gynaecological complaints such as severe or prolonged menstruation (hypermenorrhoea). However, a myoma or polyp in the uterine cavity should be ruled out as a possible cause of increased bleeding before a hormone IUD is inserted.
In menopausal women who use hormone replacement therapy, fitting a hormonal IUS is a very useful supplement to pure estrogen therapy. This can prevent the intake of a second hormone (a progestin/progesterone) and the resulting regular bleeding.
The hormonal IUS is an effective therapy for for myomas located in the uterine wall and for endometriosis, even if there is currently no approval for it. Both are common diseases.