50 Y/O rusted sewing needle causes pain during sex...


  1. Needle left in woman's vagina for 50 years

    July 30 2003

    A Taiwanese woman, who suffered sharp pain for more than 50 years whenever she had sex, was found to have a needle in her vagina.

    A recent examination at a hospital found the rusty sewing needle.

    It had been left inside the woman's vagina by a midwife 53 years ago after a caesarean birth.

    "She has suffered so much all these years - all because of the carelessness of the midwife," the United Evening News quoted Dr Chen Yi-jen, from the Tri-Services Hospital, as saying.

    Dr Chen said the 73-year-old woman gave birth by caesarean section in 1949.

    After the operation, the midwife sewed up the wound with a needle, but accidentally left it inside.

    "The woman said she heard the midwife murmur, 'Where is the needle?' The midwife looked for it on the floor, but did not find it. Later she forgot about it," Dr Chen said.

    "She visited several doctors, but they did not find anything wrong with her. Recently she came to our hospital, and we gave her a CT (computed tomography) scan, and saw a needle in her vagina," he said.

    Doctors removed the needle, which was rusty and dark. The woman is recovering.

    DPA



    Yeah, I guess it would.
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  2. 23 Comments

  3. by   Katnip
  4. by   Tilleycs
    If this had been done by a doctor, of course the woman would be suing. I wonder what she'll do since it was done by a midwife?
  5. by   Shamrock
    I wonder if her sex life has improved??
  6. by   Shamrock
    Also have to wonder what her partner felt!!
  7. by   sarah rgn
    My eyes are watering having read that. Ouch!
  8. by   caroladybelle
    Variations of this story have been noted on urban legend boards for a while.

    The needle was found in the vagina? from a Csection. One would think that if it was from the CS, wouldn't it probably be in the Uterus, not the vagina. If it was in the vagina, it would need to be imbedded in the wall to not be flushed out. How did it get that far down and imbedded. And if it was rusted, why no sign of infection?? And how did she go 50 years like this with no intervention until now?

    I suppose that it could be true, but this story has more holes in it than swiss cheese. Is there a reputable link, perhaps?
    Last edit by caroladybelle on Jul 31, '03
  9. by   Ted
    There's a lot to wonder about this story, isn't there?????





  10. by   Tweety
    indeed.
  11. by   adrienurse
    Okay, now this is a true story. Makes me tear up just thinking about it. My cousin Susan was in her late teens and started having a lot of pain in one of her feet. She had an x-ray, and they found an old sewing needle lodged in her foot!!! Nobody could remember how it got in there !!!

    OUCH!
  12. by   gwenith
    Adrienurse that actually happened to me! When I was younger developed a lump on the side of my foot and my Mother being an RN and of the "If the bone isn't showing you're not hurt" school of thought dug it out herself:EEK:

    "AAARRRGGGHHHH! MUM!!!"
    "Be quiet it is only a bit of pain!!"

    Turned out to be the end of a rusty needle that I had no recollection of actually being stuck with in the first place!!!


    This story reminded me of an old joke.

    Did you hear the one about the woman who swallowed a razor blade?"

    "She gave herself a tonsillectomy, gastrectomy, appedicectomy, hysterectomy and circumcised the milkman."
  13. by   FROGGYLEGS
    Originally posted by caroladybelle
    Variations of this story have been noted on urban legend boards for a while.

    The needle was found in the vagina? from a Csection. One would think that if it was from the CS, wouldn't it probably be in the Uterus, not the vagina. If it was in the vagina, it would need to be imbedded in the wall to not be flushed out. How did it get that far down and imbedded. And if it was rusted, why no sign of infection?? And how did she go 50 years like this with no intervention until now?

    I suppose that it could be true, but this story has more holes in it than swiss cheese. Is there a reputable link, perhaps?
    Funny, I was wondering the same thing about it being in her vagina and about the rust not causing any infection.

    There is a link. I will go fetch it.
  14. by   FROGGYLEGS
    http://smh.com.au/articles/2003/07/2...244621484.html

    I don't know if this is a reputable source. But that was the original link I saw.

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