Thursday, May 06, 2010
I'm sure IUD's are a good choice for birth control for some women who can't tolerate other forms of contraception. However, they do come with risks. I mention this article because I actually spoke with a women who had an IUD inserted many years ago and her doctor could no longer find it. Yikes! Here is a story of a woman who became pregnant after her IUD dislodged:
From the article:
In a lawsuit filed Monday in Portland’s U.S. District Court, Washington County resident April Rodriguez claims she had a Mirena brand IUD (pictured above) inserted on Oct. 14, 2005, by Dr. Mitchell Strauss, an obstetrician at PMG Columbia Women’s Clinic in Southwest Portland.
According to the lawsuit, Rodriguez saw her family physician on Jan. 9, 2006, and learned she was pregnant. The doctor could not find the IUD string, the lawsuit says. An ultrasound four days later revealed Rodriguez was five weeks pregnant and had no IUD in her uterus.
An abdominal x-ray showed that the IUD had perforated Rodriguez’s uterine wall and lodged itself below her diaphragm. After undergoing surgery to have it removed, Rodriguez miscarried on Jan. 24, 2006, the lawsuit says.
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