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IUD stuck in cervix

I've had a Paragard for nearly six years, post preg.  Blood work confirms another pregnancy; 46 days old.  OBGYN firmly tried, but could not remove my Paragard IUD.  He believes the Paragard  IUD has dropped & has become engulfed by my cervix.  Calls it "system failure."  Claims it's no threat to the fetus.  Says it's completely closed off.  Claims I can carry both to term without complications.  He'll simply remove it in C-section surgery.  Only very mild pressure/cramping sensation in cervix.  Like a twinge.  Have had that for the last week or so.  Confused & distraught by sudden turn in life direction.  I want the Paragard OUT!  Waiting for 2nd opinion.  How can an IUD migrate & become stuck/lodged in the cervix?   Has anyone else heard of a similar experience?  I'm very concerned for my health.


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Sep. 4th, 2008 04:41 am (UTC)
I've only read about such things, but it seems like from what I've read it's quite normal to leave the IUD in during the pregnancy - removing it can often cause a miscarriage. Also from what I've read it shouldn't cause any problems for you personally.
2nd opinions never hurt though.
And perhaps someone here will have actual personal stories to tell you.
Sep. 4th, 2008 05:01 am (UTC)
Are you requesting the c-section or is he? Because if you deliver vaginally, as your cervix dilates, it should fall out on its own.

I'd definitely seek a second opinion.
Sep. 4th, 2008 05:30 am (UTC)
I know of one other person who got pregnant with an IUD, but it didn't move into the cervix, it stayed up on the wall of her uterus. They removed it surgically when she was five months pregnant, and the rest of her pregnancy was healthy.
Sep. 4th, 2008 08:40 am (UTC)
I'd definitely get a second opinion!

Also, I'm wondering how you got pregnant with Paraguard in. I've been using it as my only form of birth control because I thought I was safe (and hate other forms of B/C).

Please let us know what happens!
Sep. 4th, 2008 12:06 pm (UTC)
Having the IUD get stuck in your cervix happens when it starts to expel and then doesn't for some reason.

When an IUD is no longer placed correctly, they become much less effective. It counts as an expulsion, really.

IUDs when placed properly are more than 99% effective.
Sep. 4th, 2008 01:57 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, I'm so sorry you're going through this. I've never had a similar experience, but I hope everything works out okay.
Sep. 4th, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
Get that 2nd opinion. I'm on my third IUD, and each time have been counselled that it must be removed if pregnancy confirmed. It's a shame that we can't get consistent, accurate information!

I was also counselled that removal DOES carry as risk of miscarriage, but leaving in place can harm the foetus.

If you haven't already, get a scan, see what the situation is.

Good luck.

Oct. 2nd, 2008 02:23 am (UTC)
mine is also stuck
I have had the copper IUD in for a year and began experiencing cramps over the past few months. An ultrasound showed that my IUD had moved into the cervix and was no longer protecting me from pregnancy. Although im not pregnant, I was told it was easily removable. However, I went to the Doctor today and she was unable to remove it and said it must be embedded in the cervix. This is also causing a great deal of concern for me since I havent had any children and im already worried about the pain involved. I understand your concern must be much worse than mine. Im going for a second opinion tomorrow and will keep you updated.
Apr. 15th, 2010 07:17 am (UTC)
IUD imbedded in cervis
This just happened to me... I woke up one day thinking I was going into labor... although I was definitely NOT 9 months pregers or pregnant at all.

I had to have surgery to have it removed 3 days later - no scalpels (that I know of),but I was knocked out under general anesthesia. Supposedly for me, the procedure was to pull the IUD back into/toward the Uterus to straighten it out and then pull it out as normal. There are risks involved as with any surgical procedure, but best to just have it removed as soon as possible.
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