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Dr. Brett Scotch
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Foreign Body Removal (Overview)

Foreign bodies can happen just about anywhere: the nose, ears, under the skin, in the eye. They can also be swallowed. Be cautious in attempting to remove foreign bodies yourself. If you can't remove the foreign body safely and easily, make sure to have the object removed by a health professional.


Dr. James Krick
Board Certified, Urology
31 years in practice
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To remove arms of miniarc bladder sling (2nd removal surgery) with chronic inflammation, foreign body reaction, scarring, recurrent swelling and infections, which doctor/institution is recommended?

Dr. James Krick
Board Certified, Urology
31 years in practice
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To remove arms of miniarc bladder sling (2nd removal surgery) with chronic inflammation, foreign body reaction, scarring, recurrent swelling and infections, which doctor/institution is recommended?

Mesh: At this point (2nd removal attempt) i would recommend seeing a urologist or urogynecologist who does lots of incontinence surgery and who has dealt with others complications frequently. A university setting may be your best bet. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Brett Scotch
32 doctors shared insights

Foreign Body Removal (Overview)

Foreign bodies can happen just about anywhere: the nose, ears, under the skin, in the eye. They can also be swallowed. Be cautious in attempting to remove foreign bodies yourself. If you can't remove the foreign body safely and easily, make sure to have the object removed by a health professional.


Dr. Morris Westfried
Board Certified, Dermatology
41 years in practice
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What's the safest way to treat foreign body in a wound?

Dr. Morris Westfried
Board Certified, Dermatology
41 years in practice
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What's the safest way to treat foreign body in a wound?

See md: The area needs to be irrigated and the foreign body removed. Tetanus toxoid if not received in 5 years and possibly antibiotics to prevent infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
30 years in practice
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Can you die from foreign body in a wound?

Dr. Luis Villaplana
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
30 years in practice
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Yes: Infection anywhere can reach bloodstream and cause sepsis, multiple organ failure and ultimately death. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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What is the definition or description of: foreign body?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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Something foreighn: Something foreign means it is not supposed to be there and has been somehow come to be there, in any part of body. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
47 years in practice
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Dr. Says I have a foreign body under my conjunctiva. Could it be anything else that can cause similar symptoms?

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
47 years in practice
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Dr. Says I have a foreign body under my conjunctiva. Could it be anything else that can cause similar symptoms?

Unusual: Were you struck in the eye with a fast moving object.. Most objects striking the conjunctiva will embed in his tissue, and if they penetrate, will set up an inflammation. If it was fast enough to penetrate, there is a risk that it might have penetrated the eye. Is you vision OK? You might see an ophthalmologist to have this looked at and straightened out. ...Read more

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Dr. Joshua Batt
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
4 years in practice
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Important sign of foreign body aspiration?

Dr. Joshua Batt
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
4 years in practice
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Breathing Difficulty: Odd airway noises such as wheezing or high pitched stridors can suggest a foreign body in the airways. If the object is higher these sounds can be heard. If it is in the lower airways, no audible noises may be heard until inflammation occurs at which time one would expect fevers, cough and sputum production to also be present. It is wise to see your doctor get an xray to look. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Board Certified, Wound care
30 years in practice
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Do doctors see a lot of patients with foreign body in a wound?

Dr. Scott Bolhack
Board Certified, Wound care
30 years in practice
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Do doctors see a lot of patients with foreign body in a wound?

Wound foreign body: Even in a typical wound center seeing hundreds of patients each month, a wound with a foreign body is not a usual occurrence. Foreign bodies can be of three general varieties: human induced, as with stitches and staples left from surgery; accidental, as with gardening maladies; and exotic, as with cutis calcinosis, an abnormal healing process where the base of the wound calcifies. ...Read more

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Dr. Mouhammed Rihawi
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
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What sort of problem is an inhaled object or foreign body?

Dr. Mouhammed Rihawi
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
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Oops: Cough and wheezing with frequent pneumonia , need extraction asap. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
47 years in practice
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What is the treatment for foreign body in a wound?

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
47 years in practice
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Depends: The wound will be evaluated for position of the entry site, risk to underlying structures, risk of infection (you may need to renew your tetanus shot), and size and structures of the wound. This may require flush, antisepsis, sutures and proper bandaging. This can be done in an er or with a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Fertel
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
27 years in practice
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What can I take to treat foreign body ingestion?

Dr. Howard Fertel
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
27 years in practice
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Generally: Generally foreign bodies pass on their own. If the foreign does not pass the pylorus you may need endoscopy to retrieve it. ...Read more

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