Misplaced intra uterine devices: a rare case of vaginal entrapment


  • Anshul Grover Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Babu Jagjiwan Ram Memorial Hospital, Delhi, India
  • Sumita Mehta Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Babu Jagjiwan Ram Memorial Hospital, Delhi, India
  • Ankita Mann Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Babu Jagjiwan Ram Memorial Hospital, Delhi, India




Postpartum, Contraception, Temporary, Intra uterine devices, Misplaced, Long acting reversible contraceptive


Intra uterine devices (IUD) are the second most common accepted methods of contraception worldwide after sterilization. It is a long acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) which is now being promoted as a simpler, safer and effective method of contraception for those women who do not want a permanent method of contraception. Missing thread is the most common complaint seen within 6 weeks of insertion and may be the only presentation of misplaced IUD. Most women who spontaneously expel the IUD are unaware of the situation. We are presenting a case of misplaced IUD which was partially expelled and got embedded in the vagina which is a rare site of misplaced IUD.


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