A year-old woman who complained to her doctor of blood in her urine turned out to have an unusual diagnosis: Her copper intrauterine device IUD , which she'd received a decade earlier, had perforated her bladder and a bladder stone had formed on it, according to a new report. Doctors believe the IUD had gradually "eroded" through her uterus and into her bladder, a rare complication of the device, according to the report, published in the January issue of the journal Case Reports in Women's Health. Related: Beyond birth control: 5 conditions 'the pill' can help treat. IUDs are effective forms of birth control that are inserted into the uterus and last up to 12 years, according to Planned Parenthood. Copper IUDs are wrapped in copper wire, which releases ions that prevent fertilization by impairing sperm swimming and making the uterus generally inhospitable to them. When doctors insert the IUD, which is typically T-shaped, there's approximately a 1 in 1, risk that it will perforate the uterus, the authors note in their report.
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