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Korean J Fam Med. 2017 May;38(3):163-165. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4082/kjfm.2017.38.3.163
Sharma A , Andankar M , Pathak H .
Department of Urology, TNMC & BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, India. dramiturology@gmail.com
Abstract

Intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUCDs) are a common form of reversible contraception owing to fewer systemic side effects and low cost, especially in a developing country like India. However, IUCDs are not without complications. Migration of a device into adjacent organs is the most morbid of all the documented complications. A patient who presents with a history that suggests loss or disappearance of an IUCD thread associated with urinary symptoms should raise suspicions that a device may have migrated into the bladder. Physicians should also be aware of possible secondary vesical calculus formation. Further radiological investigations and appropriate management are warranted. We present a case report describing the migration of an IUCD into the bladder with secondary calculus formation.

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