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IUD forgotten for 23 years!

Posted by on May. 24, 2009 at 11:44 AM
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So THAT’S where I put that!

In the UK, a 63-year-old woman complaining of hip pain had an X-ray which revealed she had a 9 x 5 cm calcified stone in her vagina that had grown around an IUD (intrauterine device). According to the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, the IUD had been inserted about 23 years previously after a miscarriage and had been apparently forgotten. In addition, the woman had previously suffered from encephalitis – and although she had recovered from a vegetative state, she was periodically verbally abusive and unwilling to submit to routine physical examination. The stone was eventually removed vaginally after an episiotomy and partial morcellation (chopping it up). Doctors believe the combination of the displaced IUD, personal neglect, and lack of regular pelvic examination permitted the development of the stone in this case.


by on May. 24, 2009 at 11:44 AM
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jmlgb
by on May. 24, 2009 at 11:46 AM

Wow, how do you forget you had it put in? Lucky she didn't die of infection! 

celticreverie
by on May. 24, 2009 at 11:46 AM

holy hell!






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