Intrauterine contraceptive device

Case contributed by Vikas Shah


Vague abdominal discomfort and reduced frequency of bowel opening. Gastroenterology team seeking assessment for constipation.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

Solid fecal matter is present throughout the large bowel. There are no signs of bowel obstruction. The metal density T-shaped foreign body in the pelvis is consistent with an intrauterine contraceptive device. 

Case Discussion

An intrauterine contraceptive device is one of many iatrogenically implanted devices that may be seen on an abdominal radiograph.

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