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Doctor insights on: Surgical Clips

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Surgical clip left after Diep surgery?

Surgical clip left after Diep surgery?

Surgical clip: In surgery we intentionally leave clips behind on bleeding vessels. Nothing abnormal in a clip left behind.

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Do they use surgical clips in rotator cuff surgery?

Do they use surgical clips in rotator cuff surgery?

Not exactly: You can learn more about rotator cuff repair surgery here: http://theshouldercenter. Com/arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair. Htm I would recommend you pick a surgeon that performs the surgery you need hundreds of times a year. Learn more here: http://www. Theshouldercenter. Com/shoulderpain/2012/shoulder-specialist/surgeryspecialist/.

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Can you tell me about surgical clips fliating around my abdomen?

Can you tell me about surgical clips fliating around my abdomen?

Depends: Clips that are placed during surgery are intentionally placed by the surgeon for various reasons. There rarely can become dislodged and "float around" in the abdomen. Even if that was the case it would rarely ever cause any problems. The best person to tell you would be the surgeon performing your case. See then for specific questions.

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I had gallbladder removal surgery a yr ago, had pain an diff issues since I recently found out surgical clips were left inside idk what to do?

I had gallbladder removal surgery a yr ago, had pain an diff issues since I recently found out surgical clips were left inside idk what to do?

Unlikely from clips: A majority of laparoscopic cholecystectomies are done with clips to secure the cystic duct. The clips are there for a good reason - I would seriously doubt your pain is from the clips themselves. Would check with your doctor or surgeon just to be sure nothing else is going on, including a retained stone, or peptic ulcer disease.

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After cholecystectomy surgical clips left in my upper right quadrant?

After cholecystectomy surgical clips left in my upper right quadrant?

That is normal: To have clips after surgery, you mean the clips inside you to ligate cystic duct and artery, are normal, harmless and MRI safe.

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Have surgical clips in my chest but have never had chest surgery. Why is that?

Previous surgery: Have you had surgery using clips anywhere else in your body? Where in your chest are the clips? Need a little more information.

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Have surgical clips in my chest but have never had chest surgery. How is this possible?

Abdominal surgery?: If you have undergone hiatal hernia repair, or other upper abdominal surgery, there may have been migration of clips into the chest.

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Do you know why I would have 13-24 surgical clips in me from a lap. Gallbladder surgery?

Do you know why I would have 13-24 surgical clips in me from a lap. Gallbladder surgery?

Uncommon: It is a bit uncommon to have that many. I would say on average pts have 4-6 clips "left" inside them. They are inert and as long as you had no complications, there is no issue with them being there. It's best to talk to your surgeon to get the details on your procedure to get the answers for which you are searching.

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My father had lap gallbladder surgery back in october. I just pulled what looks to be 3 surgical clips from one of the wounds. Is that possible?

My father had lap gallbladder surgery back in october. I just pulled what looks to be 3 surgical clips from one of the wounds. Is that possible?

Yes possible: Some times clips, and stitches, can extrude through site of port entry wound especially that were placed near abdominal wall, its purpose is done. Speak to the surgeon for assurance

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I had a lap. Gallbladder surgery I have 13-24 surgical clips in my liver, is it a normal thing to have in after that surgery? #nqlu in laproscopic surgeries they cannot use stiches so I have been told since, they only staple.

I had a lap. Gallbladder surgery I have 13-24 surgical clips in my liver, is it a normal thing to have in after that surgery? #nqlu in laproscopic surgeries they cannot use stiches so I have been told since, they only staple.

It: It is normal to have clips in the area below your liver known as the gallbladder fossa after a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal). 13 or 24 clips is a lot, however. Normally, most surgeons will have 2-3 clips on what is called the cystic duct stump and on the cystic artery, making 4-6 clips normal. That being said, every patient and every case is different. It is possible that you had what is called "aberrant anatomy" such that you either had extra blood vessels that required more clips, or that you had some large venous sinuses under your liver that were bleeding during surgery and required more clips. If you are more than a few weeks out from your surgery and are doing fine then this probably isn't anything to worry about. In most cases, the complications associated with having your gallbladder removed laparoscopically occur almost immediately after surgery and are readily apparent. There are some less common problems, such as narrowing of your bile duct or occlussion of your hepatic artery that can show up later. If these things happen, they do tend to be associated with cases that are considered more difficult. If you are concerned you should ask the surgeon who did your procedure to explain to you how your surgery went and if you should be concerned, but I suspect you have little to be worried about.

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How many people are allergic to titanium in the surgical clips? #nqlu I had a lap. Gallbladder surgery removal I have been having a lot of problems. I have always been allergic to jewlery, I have had constant infections, skin rashes, etc.

How many people are allergic to titanium in the surgical clips? #nqlu I had a lap. Gallbladder surgery removal I have been having a lot of problems. I have always been allergic to jewlery, I have had constant infections, skin rashes, etc.

This: This is a very rare allergy and your question is impossible to answer. There is no reporting system in place to document suspected or real cases of titanium allergy, therefore there is no way to know how many people are allergic to titanium. If you feel you are allergic to titanium there is a test called the melisa test. Your doctor should be able to find out where you can obtain such testing. Good luck.

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I had a CT done after gb surgery and it said I have a surgical clip and fluid as well as gas in gb fossa. Is it something to be concerned about?

I had a CT done after gb surgery and it said I have a surgical clip and fluid as well as gas in gb fossa. Is it something to be concerned about?

It depends: The clip is likely part of your surgery - you do want the cystic duct sealed for good. Fluid and gas may be problematic - not normal if the surgery was done a while ago or you have other signs of infection such as fever.

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If I can come up with the money to order the melissa allergy test for titanium where can I get the test ran on me? #nqlu I am really sure I am allergic to surgical clips I have on the inside of me from a lap. Gallbladder surgery.

If I can come up with the money to order the melissa allergy test for titanium where can I get the test ran on me? #nqlu I am really sure I am allergic to surgical clips I have on the inside of me from a lap. Gallbladder surgery.

There: There is a wealth of information about the melisa allergy test on the melisa foundation's website. There is a link that provides information on testing centers. I have included the link. I wish you the very best.

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15yo chronic severe lower back pain. She has spondylolistesis grade 1 at L5. CT show surgical clip within the pelvis. Could this be the causing pain?

15yo chronic severe lower back pain. She has spondylolistesis grade 1 at L5. CT show surgical clip within the pelvis. Could this be the causing pain?

Low back pain: Is likely due to spondylolisthesis not the surgical clip. Consulting a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist may help her manage her pain more effectively. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!

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15yo chronic severe lower back pain. She has spondylolistesis grade 1 at L5. CT show surgical clip within the pelvis. Could this be the causing pain?

15yo chronic severe lower back pain. She has spondylolistesis grade 1 at L5. CT show surgical clip within the pelvis. Could this be the causing pain?

Not usually: Most common structural cause of back pain in adolescent is spondylolysis of usually L5. Treatment is usually rest from significant physical activity, sometimes physical therapy, nonsteroidal inflammatory medications, sometimes epidural steroid injection. You should consult orthopedic physician.

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Does surgery hurt?

Not during surgery: Local or general anesthesia makes surgery painless. Once anesthesia wears off you will have pain that your surgeon will control with anti-pain medications and anti-inflammatories. Talk this over with your Surgeon.