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Fungus formation of the bladder after complicated cesarean section
      A 31-year-old woman with no significant medical history underwent gel foam embolization of the right uterine artery and both internal iliac arteries because of severe hemorrhage after a cesarean section. Two weeks later, she developed the first in a series of recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs). Despite successive antibiotic treatments with nitrofurantoin, trimethoprim, and amoxicillin/clavulanate, she complained of urinary urgency, frequency, abdominal pain, and eventually, the sensation that something was protruding through her urethra.
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