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What are symptoms of uterine perforation or embedment with mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD 1 year after insert. What would this show up as on transvaginal ultrasound?Thanx

What are symptoms of uterine perforation or embedment with mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD 1 year after insert. What would this show up as on transvaginal ultrasound?Thanx

Pain and discharge: Perforations of the uterus are usually painful. On the sonogram the problem will become evident as there is no IUD found within the uterus. There may be signs of air or even infection. A standard X-ray of the abdomen would be needed to locate the device. Hope that is not what has happened ...Read more

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Uterine Perforation (Definition)

When performing a uterine procedure through the vagina, a complication can be a uterine perforation. This is when an instrument is inserted through all the layers of the uterus, creating a hole in the uterus. Most perforations occur in the midline away from large blood vessels and usually can be observed. Lateral perforations or injury with an active energy ...Read more


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What is uterine perforation and how is it treated?

What is uterine perforation and how is it treated?

Observation: Most uterine perforations will happen through the fundus or thicker muscular top of the womb. This area tends to heal well with minimal bleeding. Observation is appropriate as long as the patient's blood count is normal and no signs of infection are present. ...Read more

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What is a uterine perforation and how is it repaired?

What is a uterine perforation and how is it repaired?

Perforation: The uterus is very muscular. Procedures with sharp instruments such as uterine curettage (d and c) may cause a defect through the uterine wall. Most often, these perforations heal spontaneously. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: uterine perforation?

What is the definition or description of: uterine perforation?

Uterine trauma: When performing a uterine procedure through the vagina, a complication can be a uterine perforation. This is when an instrument is inserted through all the layers of the uterus, creating a hole in the uterus. Most perforations occur in the midline away from large blood vessels and usually can be observed. Lateral perforations or injury with an active energy electrode requires abdominal exploration. ...Read more

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Had uterine perforation but the dr is not sure enough to treat?

Had uterine perforation but the dr is not sure enough to treat?

Observation: Most uterine perforations will happen through the fundus or thicker muscular top of the womb. This area tends to heal well with minimal bleeding. Observation is appropriate as long as the patient's blood count is normal and no signs of infection are present. ...Read more

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If need d&c will you end up with major issues such as uterine perforation?

Observation: Most uterine perforations will happen through the fundus or thicker muscular top of the womb. This area tends to heal well with minimal bleeding. Observation is appropriate as long as the patient's blood count is normal and no signs of infection are present. ...Read more

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What is the risk of uterine perforation from an iud?

What is the risk of uterine perforation from an iud?

Very low: Uterine perforation is a potential complication of placement of an iud. Once properly placed, the iud is not likely to move. Perforation rates may be as low as <1% for a very experienced physician who places iud's frequently. Ultrasound before and after placement will virtually eliminate the risk, as any improperly placed iud will be detected and can be corrected immediately. ...Read more

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What is the risk of uterine perforation with an IUD placement?

What is the risk of uterine perforation with an IUD placement?

Very low: This procedure very seldom causes any perforation of the uterine wall. ...Read more

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Uterine perforation occurred during removal of septum from uterus. Are such incidences frequent?

Uterine perforation occurred during removal of septum from uterus. Are such incidences frequent?

No, but a risk: This is a known risk and complication of this procedure and will happen occasionally with even the most experienced surgeon. As long as it is immediately recognized and appropriately managed you should be fine. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of uterus perforation after a d & c?

Varied: Uterine perforation symptoms range from none to increased cramping , severe lower abdominal pain, heavy vaginal bleeding, fever, dizziness, faintng. If you are having any of the more severe symptoms, please contact your doctor. Also, asking your doctor if there were any surgical complications may be helpful. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more