A woman from the U.K. has a surgical pin poking through her stomach, just inches away from her unborn baby, Metro.co.uk reported.

Kelly Donegan had her appendix removed in 2009, and surgeons must have accidentally left the pin inside.

The 26-year-old said she has been feeling some “discomfort” on the left side of her stomach, and six weeks before her baby was due, the pin popped through her skin.

Doctors told her she has to wait until her baby is delivered before they can remove the pin.

Donegan was told her unborn child will be unaffected by the pin.

“All they can do until then is trim the sharp end off it, so it doesn’t catch on things,” said Donegan, who lives in Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, in the U.K. “It’s horrible, and it’s also quite sore. But, there’s nothing I can do except wait.”

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