A decade of pelvic pain and infertility: a case report of an unexpected intraoperative discovery



Retained surgical objects can impact quality of life as it relates to chronic pelvic pain and reproductive health.

Case report

A 39-year-old G1P0010 with chronic pelvic pain and infertility attributed to pelvic adhesions and bilateral hydrosalpinx caused by an 18-cm surgical drain left 10 years prior.


Our case highlights the significance of thoughtful perioperative care as well as special considerations when approaching patients with pelvic pain and infertility with histories of abdominopelvic surgery.

J Endometr Pelvic Pain Disord 2017; 9(2): 132 - 134

Article Type: CASE REPORT



Angela Stephens, Larisa P. Gavrilova-Jordan, Chadburn Ray

Article History


Financial support: No grants or funding have been received for this study.
Conflict of interest: None of the authors has financial interest related to this study to disclose.

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  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia - USA

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