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Surgical clips in stomach after having abdominal surgery. Having migraines. Suggestions?

my 11 year old had abdominal surgery back in may last year he went to a mri today and was told he has a bunch of surgical clips inhis stomach colon and intestines .. they did not tell me what i am wanting to know is that standard procedure? he is having migraines really bad now and they are trying to determine why and abdominal pain
Asked On : Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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Dear friend, welcome and thanks for entrusting your query here at Healthcaremagic!
I am Dr. Prasad Akole (Critical Care Expert- and am glad to address to your query here.

Yes, it is normal to have staples in the abdomen after an operation.

Nowadays, most operations on the bowels or vessels involve joining edges with the help of metallic surgical staplers which put staples instead of stitches.

Since MRI incorporates a huge magnet, it does not allow anyone with metallic objects implanted in the body to avoid the danger of being pulled away magnetically.

Please consider alternatives suggested by experts for evaluations.

I hope to have answered your query satisfactorily. I would be glad to answer any further queries. Please ask for any clarifications before closing and rating this query.
Take care and please keep me informed of your progress at
Good Luck! Thank you!!
Answered: Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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