General Surgery/iud lost


I had an Iud put in 1 week pp now the date is 10/22/12 I spent the day in the Er everyone looking for my Iud.  Well after a follow up with my OB they found it behind my left ovary.  I am in pain and looks like I have to have surgery Wednesday.  I am scared to death never had surgery before.  Not sure what I should ask my doctor at my pre-op which is today.

Dear Corlin,

I hope your surgery went well! it is very rare to lose the IUD beyond the uterus. My first thought was that it fell out, which is more common, but still quite rare.

Post-op questions will include:
1. When can you begin sexual intercourse?
2. Will it be difficult to conceive?
3. How should you progress in physical activity?
4. What are your physical limitations, and for how long?

Wishing you all the best!

General Surgery

All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Dr. Pamela M. Cipriano, DNP, ACNP-BC


GENERAL SURGERY Intestinal obstructions; Perforations; Ostomy; End ileostomy; Hemicolectomy; Take down ileostomy; Ostomy reversals; Diverticulitis; Chrohns Disease; Appendectomy; Cholecystectomy (gallbladder); Ventral hernia repair; Inguinal hernia repair; Umbilical hernia repair; Chest tubes; Pleurex catheters; Lobe-ectomy; Pneumonectomy; Thoracotomy; Pleuradesis; Thyroid surgery; Mastectomy; Lumpectomy LAPAROSCOPIC - LAPAROTOMY - LAPAROSCOPIC ASSISTED


My name is Dr. Cipriano. I am a Hospitalist on the Medical Staff. I round, admit, discharge, consult and assist with surgeries in the OR. I manage patients in the ICU and Med/Surg floors. I also work in the emergency department. I am certified critical care nurse (CCRN). And ACLS certified. I

Society of Hospital Medicine American College of Nurse Practitioners Connecticut Advance Practice Registered Nurse Society

Maryville University 2014-2016 Doctor of Nursing Practice University of Connecticut 2007-2011 MSN, Acute Care Track Nurse Practitioner. Board Certified September 2011 Central Connecticut State University 2002-2006 BA Psychology St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing 1991-1993 Diploma Nursing Registered Nurse

©2016 All rights reserved.