Gauze Cloth Found Inside Vigina After 45 Days Of Delivery

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Renee924 - March 5

I live in Va, do you mind telling me which hospital? I don't know what area you're in but i'm in Hampton Roads area and I've heard a lot of stories about Riverside in Newport News. I delivered at Mary Immaculate Hospital.


Renee924 - March 5

yeah and if it were normal for gauze to be in your v____a for up to two weeks why is it not okay for a tampon to be in there for more than eight hours? Toxic shock, I'm sure you can get it from gauze as well and it could kill you.


GEORGIA - March 6

First, let me say that I am sorry that it happened to you too. I have never heard that they leave gauze cloths inside the v____a and then they are suppose to come out on their own within 2 weeks. Did she tell you before you left the hospital that "hey expect to pa__s a couple of gauzes in the next 2 weeks if not call me okay". I was told that the gauze cloths are put in there to apply pressure to minimize bleeding from the area. I had a 3rd degree episiotomy and had stiches everywhere but, not once did they tell me in hospital that they had put gauzes inside me. I have an entry from August 2006 about my story. Just to elaborate a little more... I went to a lawyer in the same town as my doctor and was told ofcourse that if there wasn't any permanent damage then there wasn't anything I could do. Well, in my case what if the permanent damage was not found until 8 years later when I start having auto immune disorders. There was absolutely nothing I can do. I could have back then only if we would have done the tests earlier for the auto immune disorders. Please - I am not trying to scare you by no means. But, I am one of these people that believes in learning from other people's mistakes and not making my own mistakes. I would definitley try to pursue it further. And by all means do not see a lawyer in the same town. GOOD LUCK!


casinodawn - August 3

This happened to me in May! I am so scared. I find it, and the sponge was removed by a local E.R. 33 days after v____al birth. So far I was treated for a UTI and Sepsis. I was wondering have you had any long term effects? What kind of advice would you offer someone going through this? Did you b___stfed, and if so was there any risk to the baby? Has there been any trouble trying to have another child? I am so scared, and there is really NO information on this situation anywhere. PLEASE HELP.


pjah17 - May 6

My name is Puja and I am a Casting Director for the hit show, Monsters Inside of Me, that airs on Animal Planet. I read about your story about guaze being left during child birth. We are casting stories for our new season. I would love to talk to you and see if they have interest sharing your story to bring upon awareness. Please contact me at your earliest convenience.





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Breelyfreely - June 28

I know this is an old post but hoping for a reply. 

I had my daughter just over 3 months ago, I am currently on my second period since giving birth and it has started to smell, just wondering if it is at all possible to have had gauze left inside of me? 

I did have a Pap smear at 6 weeks postpartum so wouldn't my doctor have found something then? 

Thanks heaps :)



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