A woman has been able to stop a pregnancy that had been planned and was causing her to go into labour.
The 32-year-old woman is recovering in hospital after surgery in Sydney on Friday afternoon.
She had gone into labour on Thursday night after taking the medication known as an IUD, but doctors say she has a strong chance of returning to work.
“I have a strong probability of being able to return to work,” Dr Lisa McEwen, an obstetrician and gynaecologist at the University of New South Wales, said.
“She’s a very young woman, but we have seen some remarkable outcomes in the past with people who had a very severe reaction to an ICD (intrauterine device).”
We were very lucky to have this patient come through.
“She had been due to undergo a second operation in Sydney to remove the device, but the new medication is still working, and she was then discharged from hospital on Friday.
She said the procedure had been a long time coming, but was finally possible.”
It was a difficult journey, but it was worth it.””
It was a long road.
It was a difficult journey, but it was worth it.”
Dr McEWens said she was surprised by the success of the treatment.
“This is an unusual case,” she said.
“There have been many cases where IUDs have had adverse reactions, and these are very rare.”
It’s certainly a very unusual case, but I hope we will see a lot more of this.
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