A randomized controlled trial of goserelin and medroxyprogesterone acetate in the treatment of pelvic congestion
Source: Human Reproduction, Volume 16, Number 5, May 2001 , pp. 931-939(9)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract:Following identification of the proportion of pelvic congestion among symptomatic patients complaining of chronic pelvic pain, and in a totally asymptomatic group of patients requesting tubal ligation, the efficiency of goserelin acetate versus medroxyprogesterone acetate was compared objectively using pelvic venogram scores, and subjectively by symptom resolution, improvement of psychological status and sexual functioning in a prospective randomized trial in 47 patients with pure pelvic congestion syndrome. Patients received either goserelin acetate (3.6 mg/month for 6 months) or medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA; 30 mg/day for 6 months). Among patients with chronic pelvic pain, those with pure pelvic congestion were mostly parous, had the most severe pelvic signs and symptom scores, lowest rates of sexual functioning, and higher states of anxiety and depression as compared with others. At 1 year after treatment, goserelin remained superior to MPA in terms of pelvic venographic improvement as an objective measure. In alleviation of signs and symptomatology, improvement of sexual functioning and reduction of anxiety and depressive states as subjective measures, goserelin acetate achieved a statistically significant advantage (P = 0.0001) compared with MPA.
Document Type: Research article
Affiliations: 1: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pamukkale University Medical Center, Denizli, 2: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bayındır Medical Center, Ankara and 3: Department of Psychiatry, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, 06200, Ankara, Turkey
Publication date: 2001-05-01
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