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Hospital Tells Man That His Abdominal Pain Is Due to a Hysterectomy

Although he wouldn't be the first man to have the procedure, Les Kennington of New Zealand (pictured) protested to nurses that the pain that he was experiencing could not possibly be due to the past removal of his uterus:

After going in for the CT scan, Mr Kennington said he received the results of his report from a nurse at his GP practice, who was alarmed at the results.

"She was going through the results, and saying `All clear, all clear' and then suddenly she looked at me and said `No this can't be right' – I was pretty bloody concerned at that point."

The report said Mr Kennington was clear of gallstones, "but there is evidence of surgical clips, and your hysterectomy is stable".


After far more bureaucratic effort than should have been necessary, the hospital corrected the report. But even though Mr. Kennington's file has been changed, the now-amended original diagnosis will remain on his permanent record.

Yes, just like your elementary school principal warned you.

Link | Photo: Leilani Hatch

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