A woman from Baltimore, Maryland in the United States of America has had to get a hysterectomy and will also have her toes amputated after she developed complications from the use of a birth control.
Following doctor’s instruction, Tania Smith got an IUD after she had her daughter. She was told it was the best form of birth control so she agreed to it. She had had it in for 3 years and it never gave her problems until last November.
She said she went for her yearly checkup last October and was asked if she had a birth control. She replied in the affirmative but when they checked, they didn’t see anything. In November, she felt a sharp pain and went to the hospital again and an x-ray revealed the birth control was there but it had been shifted far up her stomach, into her liver. A surgery was suggested. However, following surgery, she began bleeding uncontrollably and had to be taken back to the hospital.
At the hospital, they discovered she was having internal bleeding. They cut her open again and discovered her ovaries were black. They had to give her a hysterectomy (removal of her uterus) so she could live. She was placed in ICU and, while there, she went into shock and her organs began to fail, so she had to be placed on a breathing machine.
The complications also caused her hands and feet to decay. She will have to have her toes amputated next week to keep it from spreading.
Tanai is sharing her story to warn other women of the possible complications that could result from the use of IUD.