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Abdominal pain, botched tubal ligation. Cause of pain?

i had a tubiligation done 16 months ago.the dr.lost a gauze inside my stomach , as a result he had to do a mini laporotomy,i was in the operating room for 9 hours when i came out i had to be rushed to the ER because i was vomiting blood and i had lost almost half of my blood level .he forgot to suture one of the incission. i stayed at the Er for two the Er the doctor informed me that my interstine that hold my bowel in my stomach was moved up and that i will need another surgery. since then i have been having so much pain in my abdomen , unable to have normal bowel movements i had to get a blood transfussion and i m anemic as a result. i have no medical insurance what should i do? what could be the cause of my pain? YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Wed, 19 Sep 2012
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Thank you for the query.

As you are after at least two abdominal surgeries, and there were some foreign body left in your abdomen, there is a 100% that you have a lot of adhesions in your abdomen. Gauze left inside abdominal cavity causes intra-abdominal inflammation and tissues irritation, what leads to many adhesions and intestines narrowness. So you probably are suffering from intestines obstruction as a result of this surgeries. There is no other way to get rid of it than surgery. You should have abdominal CT with contrast (so called enteroclisis) and probably you should have another surgery to get rid of this adhesions.
Hope this will help.
Answered: Fri, 21 Sep 2012
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