Yesterday I did a pelvic exam and saw something I have never seen before. As I located the patient’s cervix, I noted what appeared to be a black IUD string in the os. Confused–because she had not reported having an IUD–I asked her if she had one. “What’s an IUD?” she responded. A Mirena? A “T”? A dispositivo? No, no and no. When I used the cytobrush, the black string came right out…and turned out to be the longest pubic hair I’ve ever seen. A pubic hair. Lodged into the cervical os. Ick.
There’s a first time for everything. Especially for gross things. January 23, 2011