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I am experiencing severe abdominal pain when I lay on my stomach.

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I am experiencing severe abdominal pain when I lay on my stomach. X-rays show that I have surgical clips in my abdomin. what are surgical clips? can these be causing the pain?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 years ago.

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surgical clips are clips used during surgery to stop bleeding.

Dr. David :

have you had abdominal surgery before?

Dr. David :

surgical clips don't tend to cause pain.

Dr. David :

but if you have had surgery before, you could have scar tissue in your abdomen causing pain.

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what type of surgery have you had before?