Is it normal to have surgical clips left in your body after a hysterectomy? I just requested a copy of the latest CT scan results and saw a comment about surgical clips somewhere near my retro-peritoneum I think (the report is at home). My doctor never mentioned this to me, and I have been having pain in the lower pelvis, near the crease where my leg attaches to my body. My doctor has said he thought it could be a torn muscle or something, but nothing showed up on the CT scan--wouldn't it show up? And now I am wondering if my pain is from these clips I didn't know about until now? Please advise.