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Doctors remove blade ‘forgotten’ inside woman’s womb 11 years ago

For 11 years, Ms Felistah Nafula, 36, has lived with abdominal pains that she believed were ulcers for which she sought treatment.

The problem started weeks after she had a Caesarian birth of her first child in a Kitale hospital.

But as the years went by, and when she was all set to enter the twelfth year with her problem, doctors started to suspect that her problem was bigger than ulcers.

X-rays conducted at a hospital in Thika revealed that she had a strange body of metallic nature in the abdomen.

The blade was lying in such a way that “it made Ms Nafula lose the ability to conceive for the time she hosted it in her abdomen,” said Dr Kimende.

Ms Nafula said the blade nearly ended her marriage since her husband could not comprehend why a decade later, they had not gotten another child.

She was at pains to explain herself, knowing too well that it was not mischief on her part.

Her husband, Samuel Mungai, said he was patient all along because he loved his wife he even visited a doctor to check if he was the problem.

Mr Mungai is happy that his wife is now free from the problematic blade. “Conceiving is not a priority, but if it happens I will praise God,” he said.

He hopes the government will investigate the medics who handled her wife’s Caesarian birth 11 years ago and have them explain how and why the blade was dumped inside her wife’s abdomen and he hopes they will compensate them for the troubles, anguish and losses suffered.

By, Maxmiller Kerubo

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