SAN DIEGO (AP) The woman who was treated for complications of a pelvic examination, who had no prior history of pelvic surgery, will have a hysterectomy after doctors missed the mark in a routine test that would have saved her life.
The woman’s condition has since worsened and doctors say they have not been able to find a test that will be safe for the woman and her family.
The patient is now at the hospital with symptoms of pain and vomiting.
She was treated at the emergency room by Dr. Robert Rocha, a San Diego-area gynecology resident.
Rochas office received a call Friday afternoon from the woman’s doctor, who said she had no history of pain.
She had been in stable condition in the hospital.
“The patient was at the ER, she was on the operating table, there were no complications,” said Dr. Richard Gentry, the medical director of the San Diego County Medical Center.
The hospital said that the woman has been released from the hospital after being treated at home.
Rochas test is performed every day at a clinic that he runs at the center.
His office is a small one, with a desk, a table, a bed and a small, pink, box with a yellow label.
He does it for a fee.
He said he usually performs the exam on women who have a history of ovarian cysts, but the woman in the San Bernardino case had not.
Rocher says that it’s difficult to be sure a test is safe because there are so many variables.
He and other medical professionals agree that a routine exam for a woman is the best way to confirm the test result.
But he said he was not surprised by the results of the test.
It’s something that’s been done on a daily basis for decades, he said.
Roche has not released a list of test providers.
Doctors from the University of California-San Diego Medical Center, which has the closest facility to the San Jose area, and the University at Buffalo Medical Center did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
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