Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are used worldwide. The 2 types that are used are the levonorgestrel IUD and a copper containing IUD. This is a case study of a 30-year-old female with a levonorgestrel IUD who was diagnosed with a ruptured ectopic pregnancy in the emergency department (ED). Point-of-care urine pregnancy test and point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) were vital in making this diagnosis and should be utilized in patients assigned female at birth who present with abdominal pain.
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Gaetani, S. L., Garbade, G. J., Haas, S. I., Roth, K. R., & Kane, K. E. (2021). A ruptured ectopic pregnancy in a patient with an intrauterine device: A case report. Radiology Case Reports, 16(12), 3672–3674. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radcr.2021.08.074
Emergency Medicine | Obstetrics and Gynecology
Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology