December 22, 2013 11:30 pm -

The woman gave birth in France November 5 and felt much pain.  It was then discovered surgical pliers had been left in her womb for six weeks.

She went to her doctor who recommended she return to hospital.

There, doctors carried out a scan and found the source if her pain — and their missing instruments.

“It’s not normal,” she said, according to The Local. “The doctor apologized. He did not have much of an explanation for what happened. He took responsibility.”

An X-ray image if the forgotten pliers were shown on French television.