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paragard and prolapsed bladder, can iud puncture the uterus?

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i have a paragard and a prolapsed bladder, urethra, and i believe my uterus has prolapsed also. i have an appointment with my doctor this week. i am wondering if the iud could have punctured my uterus if it has prolapsed. ive had extreamly heavy periods and i bleed heavily for at least a day after intercorse. i know i am probably going to have to have surgery to fix my bladder and urethra, and possibly uterus or bowl. but can an iud puncture the uterus?

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replied January 21st, 2012
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A30632
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There have been chances of uterus rupture due to the IUD. It usually results in heavy bleeding, severe pain, and shock (sometimes even death). The rupture can be partial or complete or the IUD can get embedded. Do not delay in visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further examination along with investigations like ultrasound scan/CT scan to locate IUD position and rule out perforation. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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