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Surgeon leaves glove behind after hysterectomy surgery

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On Dec. 2 NY Daily News shares that during Sharon Birks five-hour hysterectomy, the surgeon left a glove behind before stitching her up. The surgery was performed at Royal Derby in England. Mrs. Birks claims that after her surgery she wasn't feeling well and wasn't ready to go home so she stayed in the hospital because she had a feeling that as if there was something wedged in her stomach. After using the restroom for the first time since her surgery, she says that she was appalled to find a surgical glove had been left inside her after her surgery.

The hospital has apologized profusely and has launched a full investigation, however, nurses that have read the story are beginning to question the authenticity of the whole story as a hysterectomy doesn't require that the stomach, GI tract or other organs be touched to remove a uterus. So how would it be possible that a surgical glove would pass through her intestines unless she swallowed it? The hospital confirmed that after Mrs. Birks started complaining about stomach pain following her surgery, she was taken in for a bladder scan and then given antibiotics because they feared she might have an infection. Wouldn't glove have showed up in a bladder scan if there had been one there to begin with?

Sharon Birks says that after her surgery, a head nurse and someone from "high up" came down to talk to her about the situation, but she felt that people had to know about it so it doesn't happen again.

Does something sound fishy to you about Mrs. Birks' story? Share in the comments section below.



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