i had an x-ray today and they found it to be embedded in my muscle. My doctor doesn't get the x-ray results for another 7-10 days so she doesn't now how it will be removed. It's quite deep into the muscle and i'm scared i'm going o have surgery. Does anyone have experiences with this happening?
You may have to have some surgery because they will obviously have to remove the IUD but they may not need to cut an abdominal incision. By muscle, did they say uterine muscle or abdominal wall muscle? they may be able to remove it vaginally with a scope depending on where it is. You may or may not be under anesthesia for it but even if you are not completely asleep, they should sedate you well. IUDs do this sometimes. I'm not a huge fan of IUDs for many reasons and this is one-but that is a personal opinion. You will likely need to think about another form of birth control because you should not get another IUD. Call your Dr and ask her to call for the results asap and when you see her for consultation ask her all the questions you can think of. she will tell you how she plans to procede and what she will need to do to remove it. You will need to discuss other birth control options with her.
Oh, you mean like Implanon? Yes, on occasion these can migrate into muscle too. Yes, it will likely need to be excised (or cut out) most likely under a local-just like when it was put in. This can usually be done on an outpatient basis but it will depend on how she decides to do it and what your insurance will cover. If it is very deeply imbedded, you may need a general anesthetic. Like Kaismama mentions, call your doc and let her know what you found out by xray. See if she can expidite things by calling for your results.
Im so glad i found this thread! I just got my MRI results back today and it says that my implanon is in my bicep too! I have to wait 4 months before the doctor can see me again. And he was saying last time that if it is imbedded in the muscle, that I will need to go under general anesthetic to have it surgically removed. Im really scared. He said that you can get nerve damage from it. I wish i never got the implanon.
Mine had moved and was sideways.. they thought it was deep but was easily removed with ultrasound guide I only had local anesthesia didn't feel a thing was out in about 5 mins... The relief when it's finally out is unbelievable :) hope u get on ok aswell wouldn't advise anyone to have it x
Hi I have this problem at the moment. My nexplanon was meant to be removed 2 years ago but no one seems to be able to find it. I've had ultrasounds, X-rays and had an MRI yesterday which the radiographer didn't seem to hopeful about afterwards. I've had specialist blood tests sent out to the Netherlands by my doctor and it shows that it's still active and working. I should find out MRI results in a week or so but if no luck there I have to have CT chest and upper arms.
It's terrifying to think that no one seems to know how long it will stay active and what will happens if they can't find it!
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