June 2005 I had a left salpingo oopherectomy. The surgeon used gelfoam on the site where the ovary had attached itself to my abdominal wall. I had a fever in the hospital. It was ignored. I have had extreme chronic colon pain on the left side ever since the surgery.
Questions - 1. Does gelfoam show up on ct scans and x-rays?
2. How do I get a doctor to determine if the misuse of the gelfoam is causing my problems?
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replied January 20th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Gelfoam usually absorbs in 4-6 weeks. It can be visualized on CT or ultrasound during this time frame.
Sometimes,it causes pain when its not absorbable.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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