Towel removed from woman's bowel after three years

Towel removed from woman's bowel after three years
Bilaspur: Doctors in a Chhattisgarh town relieved a woman from three years of severe stomach pain after they removed a towel stuck inside her bowel after she deliverd by caesarean section, her husband said Friday.

The towel was taken out of 30-year-old Sabnam Praveen Wednesday by a team of surgeons led by Neeraj Sindey of the Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Sciences (CIMS) in Bilaspur town.

Sabnam's husband Nassibuddin told IANS over phone from Bilaspur that his wife had been in unbearable pain for the past three years and finally got relief after the surgery.

Doctors at the CIMS told Nassibuddin that the towel had got stuck with the intestine and a part of it had rotted as well.

Sabnam, who is still in the CIMS surgery ward, now plans to file a case against a doctor of a mission hospital in Ambikapur town, headquarters of Surguja district, as she and her husband believe that the doctor had left the towel inside her when she delivered by the caesarean section in late 2007.

Nassibudin said his wife had been in severe pain since the delivery. He added that he had spent nearly Rs.100,000, most of it raised through loans, on taking his wife to several hospitals in Indian cities to get her treated.

He said that in most places, doctors said that there may be a tumour in her stomach but the doctors at the CIMS confirmed that there was a towel inside on the basis of a series of tests.