Mohammad Sohail Asghar, Usama Shabbir, Balakh Sher Zaman, Jamal Anwar, Mohammad Sohaib Asghar.
IUCD transmigration into sigmoid colon after 35 years; a case report..
Professional Med J Jan ;27(11):2537-40.

The use of an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) is one of the most prescribed and accepted methods of birth control worldwide which have been around for years. IUCDs are safe, convenient, easily available, painless and these attributes make it the top choice of contraception in females. Usually, IUCD is recovered after 15-20 years after menopause. We present a case where a female had an IUCD placed at the age of 35 years and was recovered surgically from the uterine wall and sigmoid colon. IUCD tend to migrate outside the uterus and enter onto other cavities or viscera even after many decades. When dealing with abdominal or pelvic pain in the elderly, the history of IUCD at any stage of life should always be sought.

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