Medical Must-See: This self-inserted contraceptive set alarms bells ringing

Her NuvaRing went missing

In a rare slip-up, a patient accidentally inserted her birth-control device into her bladder.

Transabdominal ultrasound

After reading the instruction leaflet, the 22-year-old inadvertently placed her NuvaRing -- a combined hormonal contraceptive device – into her urethra instead of her vagina.

Over the course of a day, she noticed gradual-onset suprapubic discomfort, dysuria, urgency and frequency.

She presented to her GP 24 hours later concerned about her symptoms.

But on PV and speculum examination, the device was nowhere to

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