A woman was rushed to the operating room after doctors discovered that her contraceptive implant had somehow made its way into her lung.
The 31-year-old woman from Portugal told doctors she had been suffering from abnormal bleeding. The woman had been using the implant for the past eight years, but over the last three months, she had noticed some bleeding.
When doctors failed to find the implant in her arm they did a CT scan which showed that it had traveled to her chest and at the bottom of her left lung. The doctor believes that the implant may have fallen out of place and into the woman’s arteries and veins.
The operation was a success and the woman was able to go home a few days later.