Forgotten intrauterine device contributing to infertility

  • Gabriel O. Igberase | gabosaa@yahoo.ca Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Health Sciences, Delta State University, Abraka, Delta state, Nigeria.

Abstract

The aim of the study is to show that long standing forgotten intrauterine device contributes to infertility, reporting three cases presented at Central Hospital Warri, Nigeria, a government tertiary health center. Three cases of forgotten intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) contributing to infertility were seen. Two were inserted for contraceptive reasons while one was inserted while being managed for uterine synechae. Health care providers should ensure proper documentation of all procedures carried out, adequate counseling which should include taking an informed consent and also ensuring both short and long term follow up of their clients. Also all patients being evaluated for infertility and clients with past history of intrauterine device must have a speculum examination and ultrasound scan carried out.

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Author Biography

Gabriel O. Igberase, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Health Sciences, Delta State University, Abraka, Delta state
Obstetrics and Gynaecology dept. Senior lecturer.
Published
2011-10-13
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Keywords:
forgotten intrauterine device, infertility, counseling, speculum examination, ultrasound.
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How to Cite
Igberase, G. O. (2011). Forgotten intrauterine device contributing to infertility. Clinics and Practice, 1(3), e74. https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2011.e74