Early pregnancy with an intrauterine device in place

Chad E. Roline, William G Heegaard, Karen S. Anderson

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Case report: A 22-year-old female presented with the complaint of vaginal bleeding 1 week after a positive pregnancy test. An emergency department bedside transvaginal ultrasound revealed an early intrauterine pregnancy (IUP) in the presence of an intrauterine device (IUD). Discussion: While a rare event, pregnancy can occur in the presence of an IUD. The emergency physician should be aware of the complications of this obstetrical condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-92
Number of pages2
JournalCritical Ultrasound Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011


  • Bedside ultrasound
  • Intrauterine device
  • Pelvic ultrasound
  • Vaginal bleeding


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