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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2012, Article ID 736426, 3 pages
Case Report

Exercise-Induced Hematuria as the Main Manifestation of Migration of Intrauterine Contraceptive Device into the Bladder

1Division of Urology, School of Medicine, State University of Feira de Santana, Feira de Santana, Bahia 44031-460, BA, Brazil
2Uroclínica of Joinville, Joinville, Santa Catarina 89201-700, SC, Brazil

Received 14 October 2012; Accepted 11 November 2012

Academic Editors: J. P. Gearhart and H.-L. Lee

Copyright © 2012 Michel Platiny Mascarenhas et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Intrauterine device (IUD) is a common contraceptive method, due to its cost-effectiveness and low complication rates. Uterine perforation is a possible complication and IUD migration to the bladder is a rare and morbid condition. The present report describes an interesting case in which the urinary manifestations started 13 years after insertion, and the main clinical finding was exercise-induced hematuria.