Read how infertility test led to a near-death situation for Pathankot-based woman
Chandigarh, May 4, 2021: Various medical advances has greatly benefited humanity. It has been helped us to save lives, cure life-threatening ailments but in some cases, certain medical tests or procedures have proven to be detrimental for people. Such is the story of a Pathankot-based woman Renu is recently had near to death experience after a hysterosalpingogram or HSG test.
Planning to have a second baby, Renu underwent the procedure at the suggestion of a local doctor but just after two days, she fell critically ill. When she visited the doctor, she was given some antibiotics and a painkiller but her condition only worsened.
Renu shared that she started vomiting and suffering from a high fever. After her condition deteriorated further, she was referred to Fortis Hospital, Mohali.
Dr. Swapna Misra, a renowned Robotic Gynaecological Surgeon, and Director Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Fortis Hospital, Mohali, who attended Renu along with her team shared that they found Renu very critical and in full sepsis.
"Her intestine had stopped moving and her stomach had ballooned up. CT scan showed pus in her tubes, uterus, ovaries, and abdomen. We took her for laparotomy immediately," shared Dr. Swapna Mishra.
"To our surprise, she had almost 3 liters of pus in her abdomen and thick pus in tubes, uterus, and ovaries. We had to remove all to save her life," she added.
Dr, Swapna is popular for being the first female doctor to perform landmark robotic surgery in this region using the iconic Da Vinci Surgical System, making it the first in Punjab informed that it was a near-to-death experience for Renu.
Renu stayed in the ICU in a critical state, on a ventilator for 7 days. On the 10th day post-surgery, she went home safe and alive," she informed.
Dr. Swapna said that people should learn from this incident and should not go for invasive investigation without prior ultrasound.
"Most probably she had mild pus in tubes which spread due to HSG — the tube test. Anyways She is alive n family is grateful May God Bless Her," expressed the doctor.