Published: 2021-11-25

Intrauterine contraceptive device migration to the urinary bladder

Urmila G. Gavali, Mayuri D. Pawar, Gautam S. Aher, Suhas S. Shinde


Intravesical migration represent as uncommon complication of intrauterine device insertion. We present a case of an IUD that migrated to the urinary bladder and impacted in urinary bladder wall, causing significant urinary symptoms. A 44 years old woman presented with menorrhagia, lower abdominal pain and urinary symptoms since past 1 year. She reported an IUD insertion 10 years back. Imaging detected the presence of IUD in the urinary bladder wall with large fibroid in uterus. Under anaesthesia, total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salphingoophorectomy is performed and IUD was removed out of the bladder without any complications. In her follow-up evaluation after 2 week, she had no urinary symptoms. A regular follow-up of IUD for visible thread would help in earlier detection of misplaced IUD and prevent the complications such as intravesical migration.


Intrauterine device, intrauterine device migration, cystostomy, urinary bladder

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