I am so happy that I stumbled upon your site. I just found out last year after going to a chiropracter that I have a surgical staple in my ovary/pelivic area. The chiropracter asked me what type of surgeries I've had and I told him that I had my appendix out 10 years ago! He didn't believe me at first because he had no idea how the staple could've dropped. He was very concerned but didn't really give me advice on what I should do. I've had pain in my lower right abdomin area for years. I'm at the point where I want to find out if its the staple thats causing all my symptoms because its lodged somewhere or if its something else. If you have any more advice or more of your story to share, I'd love to hear feedback!!!
my general doctor told me a few day's ago that the Doctor who performed the G/B surgery10 years ago should have told me after the opp that he had dropped a clip. - The Hospital knew and they did not tell me.
I am now ready to take legal action.
For years I have been diagnosed with Bladder infections, urial track infections, diverticulitis ect ect - blood test always were normal.
So now, where is all this pain comming from? The Clip is mobile.
Will give you more uptodate info soon.
I am wondering if you are going to get surgery to get the clips removed...I had GB surgery two yrs ago and in so much pain in my stomach sometimes that I can't walk. I am taking 23 pills a day for inflammation and ulcers lining my GI tract, and am on a antibiotic that is $890 for a 5 day supply for a "possible" infection in my small bowel area. When I had a Small Bowel Series done( they suspected Crohns), they saw a clip down in my pelvic area. I am waiting on answers as well, and sick and tired of the pain and the meds! Please advise.
change your doctor - start all new - explain your history and go from there. I think there is something very wrong with you.
SURGICAL CLIPS IN THE PELVIS - I felt just like you do. The pain after my g/b surgery was so bad. Couldn't walk, sleep, laugh, nothing. I had surgery two months ago. After the g/b removal the pain was so bad I thought I would die. I pretty much lived on pain meds for about two months. I went back to the doctor one week after the operation and he could not imagine why I was having all this pain and how swollen my stomach was. He even ventured to make a comment to me which was - the only way you could be having this much pain is if I stitched your intestines. He sent me to a different office to have a cat scan and later that day said it was fine and I should give it a little longer to heal. Well a few week later wound up in the hospital with elevated blood pressure from the pain. After a few doses of morphine the took me up for a sonogram, cat scan and some x-rays. When the hospital got the results they told me they would consult with the surgeon who removed the gallbladder and at this point after me suffering for so long and the calls back and forth to his office I frankly did not want him even in the same room as me. To make a long story short you cant see a different doctor post op an operation. He came in he saw the results of everything and told me there is a problem and we should go right up to the operating room so he can do an exploratory operation to find the problem. I did not want him operating on me a second time so told him I would be back on Monday to do the surgery. I dont like hospitals but knew I needed this operation in order to get back to phsical activities and my normal life. Anyway the surgery was done and I felt much better than I did in a long time. I still had pain but not the severe pain I had experienced due to the first operation. This time I could actually walk. Still had to take pain med but only for two weeks and I am almost back to normal. I was very suspicious about this whole deal because the doctors response to what was found during the operation that he fixed was "I found nothing - but sometimes when you open it back up again it can fix itself. Can you even bellieve he said that! I gathered all of my medical records to inspect them myself and guess what - Low and Behold the was a clip in my pelvis. Now I wonder if when he saw it in the cat scan knew what he did wrong and went in there to fix it. I need another cat scan now to see if that clip is gone because if it is then he went in there the second time and fixed his mistake and removed that clip. This is my conclusion of what happened. Hope you feel better but you really need to get cat scans or x-rays to see what is going on. All of my blood tests and everything was normal so you can't really tell from those things.
I talked to the surgeon who did my surgery, and he said that there is no way the dropped clip could cause the pain, didn't even want to see me again. I contacted a lawyer (many people suggested I do), and they are looking into my medical records. I am so sick of being sick, not having energy, swallowing all of these pills that don't do anything. Now I will have to take B12 shots the rest of my life. Any more advice?