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Priti had been very particular about the contraception as she was happy about her single daughter and didn't want to have another child. After consulting with her husband and gynaecologist, she had got IUD ( Intrauterine Device) as a measure of contraception. Everything was fine until one particular month she noticed, she had missed her periods. Worried she was but she waited for another two days as her cycle had earlier also remained inconsistent many a times. But that evening brought a troublesome news for her when she tested positive on the urine pregnancy test. She rang up her gynaecologist who advised her to repeat the test with first morning sample of urine. Her voice was shaky when she shared it with her husband, Vinay. They were very sure that IUD was a very effective contraception measure. Anyhow, Vinay soothed her down and told her, "Let's wait for tomorrow. May be it's some other hormonal problem."
Priti could hardy sleep at night as she really didn't want to go through this ordeal of an unwanted pregnancy. But her worst fear came true.. it still showed positive in the morning. That very evening she went to get the ultrasound done on the advise of her doctor just to confirm. She drank a lot of water and laid down on the clinic bed where the doctor was ready to do the ultrasound. Perplexed she looked as she tried to ascertain the pregnancy. At last she exclaimed, "There is NO trace of pregnancy, this must be some other problem." That moment brought such a relief for Priti as she got to hear that she was NOT PREGNANT. She got an appointment fixed with her gynaecologist in the evening. Priti and Vinay sat outside as both of them waited eagerly for the doctor to show up the clinic. It was 7 in the evening and they were called inside. The doctor looked at the ultrasound report and aksed Priti a few questions about her monthly periods, dates and whether there have been any problem in between due to IUD. She meekly said, "So, I am not pregnant. what exactly the problem is?" But what the doctor said multiplied her worries. In a very gentle tone, the doctor said, "Yes, you are pregnant. If it is not showing in the uterus, we have to see where the fetus is? It's a case of ECTOPIC PREGNANCY. May be we have to do the surgical procedure to terminate the pregnancy but before that we must be sure about the location of the fetus." Next, she removed her IUD and asked her to go for another ultrasound.