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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Free floating surgical clip in the pelvis
What is a free floating surgical clip? I had a laproscopy done about a year ago. The diagnosis is PCOS, along with my fallopian tube was shut and had hyperplasia. The reason I ask about this clip is because I am having a lot of pain still. Could it be from it or the poly cystic ovaries?
Surgical clips are commonly used in a variety of intra-abdominal procedures. They are small and made out of non-reactive substances. It would be highly unlikely that a clip would cause any pain.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a condition which causes irregular periods along with symptoms of excess androgens (male hormones), such as hair growth, skin changes, and hyperglycemia. It does not typically cause pain.
Jonathan A Schaffir, MD
Clnical Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University