I hate when docs say: "This has never happened, you are so unlucky"
September 26, 2013 6:58 AM Subscribe
I had an appointment for my copper IUD to be removed last night and jokingly said to the nurse practitioner, "I sure hope it comes out easier than it went it". Well...it didn't come out. The strings broke and the 'T' is still in there somewhere.
The NP went to get the doctor who said "This has never happened here before - you are very unlucky!". Um yeah, thanks, I know. The doc tried to fish out the IUD with some tool, but didn't have any luck. They both had very sorrowful/concerned looks on their faces and sent me home. I am awaiting a phone call today to see if they can get me in to see someone (anyone) early next week. Fingers crossed.
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm worried about what happens next though. Reading stories on the interwebs is freaking me out. It sounds like some people essentially get a D&C to get it out -- is that the case? Any similar experiences or relevant knowledge out there? Why did the NP and doc look so damned worried?