Accidental introduction of a contraceptive vaginal ring into the urinary bladder.

Sandra Tarragón Gabarró, Miguel A. Checa Vizcaíno, Octavio Arango Toro

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    INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: A case of inadvertent self-introduction into the urethra of a folded contraceptive vaginal ring (NuvaRing) in a 22-year-old woman is reported. METHODS: The patient presented with lower urinary tract symptoms, including dysuria, urgency, and terminal hematuria, that appeared a few minutes after insertion of the device. RESULTS: The diagnosis was made by abdominal echography. The abdominal pelvic computed tomography scan confirmed the intravesical presence of the unfolded ring. CONCLUSIONS: Vaginal contraceptive rings should be added to the list of potential intravesical foreign bodies causing lower urinary tract symptoms.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1511-1513
    JournalInternational Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009


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