Progestin for Chronic Pelvic Pain
Why It Is Used
Progestin is used to treat chronic pelvic pain when:
- Symptoms are mild to moderate.
- Birth control is desired or childbearing is completed.
Injections of medroxyprogesterone acetate (Depo-Provera) can relieve Reference chronic female pelvic pain Opens New Window and are also an effective form of birth control.
The Reference levonorgestrel (LNg) intrauterine device (IUD) releases levonorgestrel, a form of Reference progesterone Opens New Window, into the uterus. In addition to reducing cramping and heavy menstrual bleeding (Reference dysfunctional uterine bleeding Opens New Window), this type of IUD is a highly effective method of birth control.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: October 30, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology