Dr left gauze in me after childbirth. Reeked till he found and removed it. What can I do?

Discuss it with doc. Unfortunately this happens, it was not intentional. Take this opportunity to discuss it with your doctor and the nurse manager in l&d.This creates an opportunity for the physician and the hospital to examine policies and procedures (such as counting sponges in the labor room which we now do at my hospital).The good news is that there are no long term problems that result from this. Sorry it happened.