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I would like to know if anyone has had a complication like mine during a hysterectomy.

My bladder was nicked and urine leaked into my abdomial cavity causing a chemical burn that burned the tissue of my abdomial, and it had to be cut out 2 weeks later.

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Asked by smotmamama at 11:42 AM on Jan. 27, 2009 in Health

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  • sadNo and OMG. I am so sorry.


    Answer by Wimsey at 11:44 AM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • I work as a nurse with Colorectal surgery. We see issues with nicked bladders and nicked colons (which are way worse....) from time to time after c-sections. People have this attitude that a C section is no big deal- but it is a pretty major surgery. Complications are always possible. We have also had a lot of patient with nicked bladders during other abdominal surgeries. But I have never heard of the urine causing a chemical burn. DId they inject something into your bladder that caused that??? That's horrible!

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:41 PM on Jan. 28, 2009

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