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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.


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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?

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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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.


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What's the safest way to treat foreign body in a wound?

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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Can you die from foreign body in a wound?

Yes: Infection anywhere can reach bloodstream and cause sepsis, multiple organ failure and ultimately death. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: foreign body?

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. Says I have a foreign body under my conjunctiva. Could it be anything else that can cause similar symptoms?

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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Important sign of foreign body aspiration?

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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Do doctors see a lot of patients with foreign body in a wound?

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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What is the treatment for foreign body in a wound?

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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What can I take to treat foreign body ingestion?

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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Foreign Body (Definition)

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