Bangladeshi Woman Lived With Surgical Scissors In Her Abdomen For 20 Years


A Bangladeshi woman who lived with constant pain in her abdomen for 20 years was shocked to discover that she had lived with surgical scissors that were left inside her body after an operation.

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According to Joy Online, the 55-year-old woman had been living with constant abdominal pain ever since undergoing a gallstone removal operation at a clinic in Chuadanga in 2002.

After spending most of her savings on the operation, she was discharged from the clinic with a prescription, but after just a few days, she started experiencing pain in her stomach. 

She then went back to the clinic, but her surgeon, who had been supervised by two other doctors during the operation dismissed her concerns, explaining that the pain is normal and that she shouldn’t worry.

But apparently he was wrong…

The woman, whose name is Bachena Khatun went to another doctor, explaining that the surgery had left her with a constant ache, but all she received were prescription medications to mitigate the symptom.

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Bachena was even forced to sell two cows, her last assets to pay for treatment and medicine. Unfortunately, her efforts were in vain and her abdominal pain then became unbearable. 

On the advice of a doctor, Bachena finally underwent an abdominal x-ray which revealed a pair of surgical scissors that had most likely been forgotten there from her gallbladder removal surgery, 20 years ago…

She was admitted to Chuadanga Sadar Hospital and underwent an operation to remove the scissors. She is now recovering.

Civil surgeon Dr. Jawaherul Islam said that a three-metre committee has been formed to investigate how the surgical scissors remained inside Bachena’s abdomen for so long. 

Aiyo, that’s so dangerous! But we’re glad that she is okay now…

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat