Published: 2019-10-23

Misplaced intra uterine devices: a rare case of vaginal entrapment

Anshul Grover, Sumita Mehta, Ankita Mann


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.


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

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