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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.


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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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Dr. Brett Scotch
34 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.


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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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What sort of problem is a corneal foreign body?

Corneal foreign body: If an object lodges on the surface of the cornea and cannot be removed with simply irrigation, it (the foreign body) causes pain, irritation redness and if iron or copper can rust and lead to staining of the cornea. Removal can be done under topical anesthesia in your ophthalmologists office and should be done as soon as possible. ...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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How quick to recover after corneal foreign body injury?

How quick to recover after corneal foreign body injury?

48 to 72 hrs: Depending on the size, depth and cause of the foreign body injury will determine how long it takes to heal. Some foreign bodies can be removed with a simple cotton tip, others may require a "burr" or small drill to remove the foreign body. I will usually put my patients on antibiotic drops for 3-5 days after removing the foreign body to prevent an infection. ...Read more

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Foreign Body (Definition)

Something foreign means it is not supposed to be there and has been somehow come to be there, in ...Read more