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Woman Was Horrified When Her Birth Control Implant Got Lost Inside Of Her

A young mother decided she wanted to take birth control a little more seriously, so she got a common birth control implant. A year later, she wanted to have it removed because she says it made her feel 'crazy'. Doctors went to remove it, but couldn't find it. They had to search for it inside of her body for two hours.

Kelly King of Greenville, Michigan got the implant in her arm in 2015, but after a year she wanted to have it removed. She says she believed the implant was making her 'crazy'.

Birth control implants can cause various symptoms, such as nausea, headaches, mood swings and loss of sex drive. King notes that she would become 'instantly irritated with just being awake', so she felt the symptoms weren't worth it. But when she asked doctors to remove it from her arm, it turned out to be easier said than done.

Doctors opened up the young woman's arm, but they couldn't find it. What was supposed to be a simple procedure turned into a two-hour-long surgery in which doctors probed inside of the woman as she watched. King was fully awake and doctors only used a numbing agent because it was supposed to be such a short and quick procedure.

It became a big ordeal, though, when they couldn't find the device, and finally decided to close King's arm up and stop 'torturing' her. They sent her home with several scars that required stitches. As if that wasn't bad enough, King says, that birth control device was still somewhere inside of her.

"I was in shock at first. I was worried when they said they couldn't find it. I got more irritated the longer I was sitting there," she reports to the Daily Mail. "They started pulling on my tendons and pulled a pea-sized ball of fat out of my arm, thinking they would be able to see it better but that didn't work. I was going pale because I was awake this whole time. I was watching them open my arm. They said, they weren't going to torture me anymore and told me to make a follow-up appointment."

"It shouldn't take more than 15 minutes, but they were looking for almost two hours. I'm quite self-conscious about my scars," King adds.

It took them five months to find the device, which was finally located by ultrasound in King's armpit. It had become buried in bodily tissue. King had to have another surgery to remove it because she was still feeling the side effects.

"I felt so down I didn't want to get out of bed. It was hard to get up and go to work and take care of my son," said the 23-year-old mother.

King is now trying to warn other women about the dangers of birth control implants. "I'm trying to warn girls that this can happen. I didn't know how severe the symptoms could be. It did the same thing to my colleague. She literally went crazy," she said. "I've had so many messages from girls who have said they felt the same and their relationships have been on the line because they had been lashing out at partners for no reason."

Source: Daily Mail
Photo: Mercury Press & Media

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