Unsterrle dye used in surgery

Patient : Why wife had a procedure to put stents in her bile duct after gallbladder surgery, they were not working so on Wed. they were removed and replaced with a different type of stent. On Thurs. she called the Dr. office to tell them she was in extreme pain and was told to come in. Upon talking to the Dr. he told her" I shot unsterile dye into your abdomen to see where I was working".He called another Dr. and relayed this to him and was told to admit her imediately, she is having surgery today to "washout" any infection. Is this common practice to use "unsterile" anything in the body and could this be a cause for the "washout"?
Doctor :   It is NOT common practice to use unsterile material during abdominal surgery and without intimate knowledge of your wife 's medical histroy and previous surgery I cannot say what has caused her infection. If any unsterile material was used during the procedure, then this would certainly increase her chances of developing an infection.

Related Q&A

Q: I am having insomnia due to a number of factors. I suffer from OCD, depression and general anxiety disorder. I am als...

Q: I was taking 75mg of Effexor for3 months. I( told my Dr. I wanted to stop it. He was annoyed at me and told me to t...

Q: Can I take keto os when pregnant. I am 5 weeks. Keto os is therapeutic ketones. The company Prüvit claims it is safe

Q: Concerned about chances of contracting hiv. after recent sexual encounters, even though protected. There has been a c...

Q: I have been taking .25 MG of klonopln in the morning and .25 MG of klonopln at night for 5 years. I missed 3 consecu...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews