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Tubal Ligation Clip came off after 10 years.

Tubal Ligation Clip came off after 10 years.
Yes, two years ago, one of my clips came off and lodged in my hip. has any one heared of this happening before?
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Hello Liz

                 Yes I have the same thing after only 6 years one of mine came off only that I had a X-ray for a kidney problem did I find out it is up near my gallbladder. I was so worried as I do not wish to have any more children as If I did I would not have had it done in the 1st place I was beside myself.
My Gyno said it is a common thing and not to worry about it he did reassure me that I would not fall pregnant as once the tubes have been clipped it seals them shut.

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I had 2 clips  put on both sides and last night I was in the hospital getting a ct scan and was told they could only see one of 4 clips they don't even know where the other 3 went . grrrr at 46 I do not need anymore children September 14 2016
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I was reading your question about your clip falling off after ten years. it has been ten years since I got the clips and I have been feeling pinching feeling between my hip and my last rib. Did you feel anything like that?
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Well ladies I have to tell you both to go get a x ray and talk to your OBGYN.... NOW
I had clips put on 6 years ago and 2 years later had those same pinching feelings and just general pain. i went to the dr and both of mine came off. one was removed due to infection and they told me the other would be fine even though it was in my abdomen, they said it would form scar tissue and never bother me....WRONG. 3 years later in tons of pain i went back to the dr. the clip ws between my spleen and stomach. I had surgey again but this time due to complications getting it out and where it was i went into shock and ended up in a coma on dec 15 2008 for 12 days, was in the hospital for 40 days. they had to gut me like a fish from my breasts to my belly button to fix it...these clips are horrible and ruined my life and nearly took my life from my kids... get them out of you. for more info email me ***@****         Tonya
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I am having this problem today as we speak. I had xrays because of colon problems (severe constipation) several months ago. They did two xrays and both showed the clip. They blew if off and I didn't pursue it. I started having severe burning below the sturnum in the middle and to my right mid side. I went to prompt care who took xrays and saw the clip again. I asked why everyone was evading talking about them because they were going to send me on my way and didn't even mention the xrays (the xray tech told me about the clip). When the doctor at prompt care looked at the xrays, I asked her what I should do; she sent me to ER. They did a cat scan and saw the same thing. They said the clip had "migrated" to the abdominal area. I called my ob-gyn's office this morning and finally got a call back at about 1:30-2 this afternoon from his nurse. He told her to tell me that "this happens all the time; we just leave them in there". I asked if this was going to cause problems and they said no. I told the nurse that I wanted to talk to the doctor  because I wasn't comfortable with that answer. So far he hasn't called back. Do you have any advice of what to do if they ignore me? Thanks.
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I had clips put on a year and a half ago and my body has went crazy. I have heavy long periods, pain in my abdomen and always feel bloated. I had a ultra sound and the dr said my uterine wall was inflamed but says its nothing serious. Im sick of feeling this way please help....  
                                  mom of three boys in baltimore
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I have also had a clip pop off but I'm not sure when it happen, I had an x-ray done and my doctor said good thing for double clippers I have four clips in total. but i have had serious problems since i had them, I'm going on Monday to set an appointment to have them removed.
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Can you tell me any other info. I had a tubal 7 years ago and for the last 3 years been complaining of pain in my right lower abdomine and weird periods. My OB performed an oblasion last year at 34 years old had emergency apendtics out 6 months ago and now was at my kidney dr and they did a CT and found that I had 2 clips on one side with a mass growing around it. My OB wants to go in take the clips out and do a histerectomia at 35 years old. What in the world think I'm still in shock!!! Thanks Ferren
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I'm experiencing major problems with a migrating filshie clip. I've had bowel trouble, abcess almost to the point of rupture, bladder issue, unexplained vaginal bleeding, supposed stones. Today the clip is floating around my diaphragm and caused great pain, difficulty breathing and severe nausea. I am book for surgery in a couple weeks, but went to emergency to be brushed off as per normal. The Dr. that initially found it wasn't going to tell me it was the x-ray techs. I've been told these clips can't hurt you, untrue. Perhaps these Dr's who seem to think their fine should have them clipped inside their scrotum 24/7 for life....maybe with some pain relief on a good day. I've also been warned that my dr. might not be able to retrieve this clip. I feel these clips are dangerous and should be banned. I urge other ladies not to have clips inserted, if something goes wrong your pretty much screwed. I'm hoping for success with the removal. I've been sick because of this over the past couple years. I'm hoping to resolve this soon. I wish you all the best.  
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I had surgery on feb.16th,2010 for endometriosis thats when the doc. Told me my clip on my left tube was off and floating around he removed it. I also feelt thepinching pryor to this but never thought of my clips this if very dangerous! I'm having surgery again on september 8th 2011 for the same thing again I hope to have it removed as well, bless u all.
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i got the clip on 2009 and have been expeirncing burning in my stomach and now burning on my right side and today i started bleeding and my period ended 2 weeks ago.i have also been having pinching pain in my   stomach and also my right side.i am miserable.
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Hi, I got sterilised 10 years ago and desperately want the clips off, I have tried squeezing them to snap them off, does anyone know if this is a possible way?
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Please Tonya help!
I had Filshie clips in 2008. I started having problems (pain) and went to my gyno. I ended up with all sorts of tests and xray showed both clips migrated. My gyne said that they weren't causing my problems and dismissed me. I have had several infections and have been very ill. doc pretty much told me he's not removing them. How do I get them to remove the clips??? Thank you, Heather
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i also have the clips an 1 came off so far that i know of an ive been ill since 2004 when my last baby was born an my o.b says its fine an just throws me pain meds im wondering how to get these things out anyone have any advice cause cystitis has set in also since i had the clips ...
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I had cops put on in July 2000. In August 2008 I went in for tubal reversal and the dr told me he couldn't find the clips. I've been having back, rib, stomach pain and do I went to the dr. They did X-rays and the tech told me about "something metallic on your left side". When I said I wondered if they were my fliche clips, she said she didn't understand why they'd be way up there. I looked at the X-rays and then looked up what the clips look like. That's definitely what it was. They are way up by mt lung. I'm waiting to see what the dr has to say. Of course it's the weekend.
Btw- I got pregnant with identical twins. I gave birth to them just about 10 months after my reversal.
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I have two clamps on each tube and have been going throgh the same thing for years.  I never went to the doctor or complained. I say go.  I believe that these clamps are a danger to us females.  I think God is trying to tell us something,  If he didnt put it there then we shouldnt get them. Most docs just want to take out the uterus when we start to have problems. Thats why I never went back. Now Im trying to get a tubal reversal done.
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I have had the clips put on 8 and a half years ago I'm having bad pain every where I can only use the bathroom if I take 4 laxatives at a time and only going once a month to two months I'm swollen like I'm 5months pregnant doctors won't xray me say the clips do not fall off don't want to hear anything I have to say about it. what do I do?
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Hello I have read what you have posted and I the same thing is happening to me.  I was wondering if you had the surgery and was it a success.  Thanks so much for your post!  Very informatuve!
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WOW, I am currently going through the same issue. I found out the clip on my right side has come off after 10 years! I took a trip to the ER 8 months ago due to severe pain and nausea, the ER doctor referred me to an OB and she told me not to worry about it (this happens often). They are not able to tell me where the clip is located in my body! I do not seem to think this is normal. I am constantly in pain and my joints and whole body ache. I am now going to go have Laporascopy to have it removed if they can find it. I feel for anyone else going through this because it is a NIGHTMARE and for anyone that is considering the Filshie Clips...DON'T DO IT!!!!
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I had the filshie clips done on may 21 2008 and my cramps before then weren't hardly noticeable but not they come on with a vengeance...I'm curious as to the chances of my clips migrating and becoming pregnant...my fiance and I wish for a baby but not right now. Someone please email me with more accurate information at : kansas_242***@****
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Thank you all for your comments. I had an appointment to get my tubes tied and when the Doctor showed me these clips I was taken by surprise. Maybe I'm old school?? After reading these comments I'm going with my initial thought and canceling the appointment. I will find a Doctor who will do the procedure I feel more comfortable with that does not include objects in my body. Sharing all your stories helped me so please know you saved one person.
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My question is this - why is birth control usually the woman's responsiblity ?  A vascectimy is much less invasive for a guy and it is reversible....it is much safer, yet woman are always the ones going on birth control pills, using uterine divices which causes problems, etc.

Just venting - WTF?  Guys step up to the plate, become accountible, or don't ask for sex because you're not getting it!
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Do not do the clips! I had clips applied 12 years ago after giving birth to my 3rd child. Approx 2 years ago i started having horrible pain on my lower right side and right flank. They did tests and found that the clip was Missing and in it's place was a cyst the size of a volleyball. And no I'm not exaggerating it's size. It was huge. So I had the cyst removed however the clip is still missing. They thought it might be inside the cyst so they had the pathologist check 3 times and it's not there. At this time only god knows where that sucker went. And a side note, as if the surgery and week in the hospital wasn't enough i ended up getting a MRSA infection  in my incision. My incision went from top of pubic bone all the way to my ribs. OUCH!!! Frustrating!! Hope this helps others to realize the complications from such a "simple" procedure.
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I am so glad i found this discussion! I was at the gym 4 months ago and had a horrible pain in my right pelvic area. It kept happening everytime worked out. Went to OB then to Gastro. Conclusion... surgical clips that i got 11 years ago have formed abdominal adhesions. Wondering if i need a CT scan to see if they are still in place?
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Something needs to be done about these so called "safe filshie clips" I had my tubes tied when my youngest son was 4 years old, he is now 21. I was rushed to hospital for surgery 8 weeks ago where a large abscess was found in my pelvic area. After they drained it, a filshie clip was found in the cavity of the abscess. What concerns me is they couldn't find the other clip, I am so worried the same thing will happen again.
I was not aware that my procedure I had done18 years ago to have my tubes cut involved the use of anything foreign (filshie clip) to be placed in my body, the CT scan I had done 8 moths ago revealed this fact. Had I'd been told that anything foreign was to be placed inside me I would have looked at an alternate form of contraception. Dee
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