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Unread 03-20-2008, 08:31 AM
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I just wanted you to know that you have a legal right to any reports, including the surgical report, from the hospital. You do not have to go thru the surgeon to get it. The hospital may charge you for it, but they have to release them. Call the medical records department to get a copy- the tech probably doesn't know the law.
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Unread 03-20-2008, 10:04 AM
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The shocking thing, (I now find after doing a spot of research) is that leaving clamps and other things inside after surgery is more common than you would want to believe. What is even more shocking is the fact that the medical profession seem to shrug it off and think it is not too big a deal. Go figure...
I am praying for you honey...
Unread 03-20-2008, 10:40 AM
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Lisa I would love to talk to you and compare notes as I am having the same symptoms that you are having. Admin. Note: phone number removed for privacy and security reasons.
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Unread 03-20-2008, 01:34 PM
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<admin note: e-mail address removed for safety and privacy>I got a call from the nurse today saying they want me to go to the obgyn Im like I tried they said it had nothing to do with anything, she said my ovary was measuring 7.7 cm and cysts 5.2 she worded you have some cysts.. I dont get what they are talking about, the catcans showed cysts 6.1 cm, ultrasound shows the ovary measuring that7.7 and cysts 5.2 and I asked her about the clamps and she's like what! She looks and says yes it does say there are clamps thats a good question, scheduled me with a new obgyn that are affiliated with them because I do not want anyone or anything to do with the healthcare I have been going to almost getting killed more then once. Leaving staph in me and didnt tell me I ended up in toxic shock and so many surgeries, now this!
SO I left my right ovary in because yes my mom passed from colon cancer 7 mo ago but she also had heart disease I didnt want to take hormones... so confused..
Unread 03-20-2008, 01:38 PM
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ty at this point I just want the stupid ovary out, I didnt realize all this trouble was gonna happen for leaving it in.. I just didnt want hormones. I am just not feeling right, very disoriented like.. and pain to much pain. ty for the prayers I need them. My angels are guiding me in the new direction of new doctors...
Unread 03-20-2008, 01:40 PM
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I know I read that to about how much they leave in now a days, and all things are supposed to be counted, its crazy.... only thing I can do is have faith and I so glad for you ladies hugz
Unread 03-20-2008, 02:24 PM
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I am so sorry you have to go through all of this. It isn't FAIR! You are in my thoughts and prayers, sweetie. Hang on. They'll get this figured out and you'll be feeling better in no time - especially with all the people on this site praying for you.
Unread 03-20-2008, 02:40 PM
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I'm sorry you are hurting and dealing with the ovarian cyst. I know how painful those can be. Try not to jump to any conclusions about the comment made or stress out trying to self-interpret the wording on the report . Clamps/clips are often used to surgically close vessels and tie off tissues etc... it doesn't necessarily mean that a surgical instrument was left behind.

I sometimes obtain my own records also, but one of the nice things about getting records from your doctor is that you'll have his/her interpretation of the medical terminology and not jump to conclusions or have undue worry over things than sound worse than they are. I hope this will be the case here.

Sending calming thoughts and gentle s your way, Lisa. I hope you feel better soon.

Unread 03-20-2008, 03:13 PM

The nurse called and scheduled me for a new obgyn, yes there are clamps in the adnexal area she confirmed it, she said its a good question? I will find out.
Unread 03-20-2008, 03:26 PM
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your hospital should be able to give you a full "surgical procedure report" it will tell you exactly what they did and clamp counts and stuff like that (pretty interesting reading)

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