What are the symptoms of a perforated uterus?
Clinical manifestations of perforation include pain, a loss of resistance while inserting the IUD, or a uterus that sounds to an unexpected depth.
How serious is a perforated uterus?
Uterine perforation is a potential complication of all intrauterine procedures and may be associated with injury to surrounding blood vessels or viscera (bladder, bowel) [1,2]. In addition, uterine perforation and associated complications can result in hemorrhage or sepsis.
What happens if IUD perforated uterus?
Perforation of the uterus by an IUD is a serious complication and this is possible both during the insertion and later. Perforation of the uterus is rare, but potentially fatal. The incidence is of 0.12-0.68/1000 insertion. A patient who has sustained a perforation is not protected against pregnancy.
Does a perforated uterus heal itself?
The perforation is usually small and in the majority of cases it heals without needing specific treatment. In other words the small hole in the womb simply heals itself. In summary, the perforation will not make it more difficult for you to become pregnant.