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What happens in left bronchus when the right is blocked with foreign objects?

What happens in left bronchus when the right is blocked with foreign objects?

Increased importance: All the air being breathed is vented into the left lung, which is physically separated from the right side. The first concern is that the right sided obstruction does not move into the left side also, or cause total tracheal obstruction. Place the patient on his or her right side with the left side up. While no oxygen is getting to the right side, deoxygenation will occur. ...Read more

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Reintroducing grains after paleo, and I feel sick. Is my body freaking out from "foreign objects" or did grain-free cause grain intolerance?

Reintroducing grains after paleo, and I feel sick. Is my body freaking out from "foreign objects" or did grain-free cause grain intolerance?

This is the norm: Grains are really hard on a person's gut but for most of us our gut gets used to it. However, when you stop eating grains for a time and then add them back you are asking your gut to adjust too quickly to eating grains. Your experience is the norm rather than the exception. Were you to keep eating grains things would eventually improve though they will never feel as good as not eating them. ...Read more

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How long would it take to show symptoms if a foreign object perfotated your intestines? Nothing happened just wondering for nurses discussion

How long would it take to show symptoms if a foreign object perfotated your intestines? Nothing happened just wondering for nurses discussion

Very soon: A perforated bowl is very rapidly going 2 let u know with pain & fever. If u have reason 2 think that this is a possibility, don't wait 2 b cn pcp or er. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean out foreign objects in your eyes?

What is the best way to clean out foreign objects in your eyes?

Copious irrigation: Use sterile saline to flush out your eyes. Objects embedded in the eyes require professional evaluation and removal by an eye doctor - do not attempt to remove yourself. ...Read more

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Symptoms of foreign object stuck in esophagus in non verbal toddler?

Symptoms of foreign object stuck in esophagus in non verbal toddler?

Can't swallow liquid: If the kid refuses to drink or spits up everything they take in including their own spit, they are likely retaining an object in the esophagus. If they drink fluids well but refuse solids, there might be something small but it is less likely. Normal robust eating & drinking means there is nothing there. ...Read more

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I'm been having discharge like non stop daily since I put my NuvaRing in. How long until my body adjusts to this foreign object? This is uncomfortable

I'm been having discharge like non stop daily since I put my NuvaRing in. How long until my body adjusts to this foreign object? This is uncomfortable

Stop: I would recommend stopping the Nuvaring if you are having discomfort and continuous discharge. I would also have a pelvic exam by an OB/GYN and a swab taken to rule out BV/full STI panel. There are other types of birth control you can consider such as an IUD which is for the most part insert and forget for several years of effective birth control, although there are some risks/benefits to discuss. ...Read more

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How do you remove a foreign object from the ear?

How do you remove a foreign object from the ear?

ENT doc: Not a do it yourself project. You can push it in further and cause damage. See an ENT doc ASAP. ...Read more

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What are the risks of an inhaled foreign object into lungs?

What are the risks of an inhaled foreign object into lungs?

Dangerous: Risks associated: infection, air trapping, difficulty breathing, respiratory failure. This is an emergency situation and you need to go to the hospital asap. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of foreign objects in your eye?

What is the best way to get rid of foreign objects in your eye?

Eyewash: First, try washing out the eye with sterile solution. If that does not work, see an eye doctor. Poking around inside the eye is likely to do more harm than good. ...Read more

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I am intolerant to certain medicines and my body likes to reject foreign objects. What does this mean I have?

I am intolerant to certain medicines and my body likes to reject foreign objects. What does this mean I have?

A sensitive system: This does not suggest any particular condition. Many people are intolerant to certain medicines. Since side effects of pharmaceuticals are the 3rd or 4th leading cause of death it is wise to minimize their use; you will probably tolerate herbs and homeopathy better.
Not sure what you mean by "reject foreign objects" but it's supposed to do that and may simply indicate a strong immune system. ...Read more

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1st time to gyno, 17, she asked if I'd been damaged, said insides looked 70! Asked about my childhood&foreign objects. I was virgin I think? What happened?

1st time to gyno, 17, she asked if I'd been damaged, said insides looked 70! Asked about my childhood&foreign objects. I was virgin I think? What happened?

Do not worry: If you are/were virgin and you feel fine, then there should be no problem. Why Gynecologist visit at 17 if you were virgin? If worried please take a second opinion from another gynecologist ...Read more

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Can I safely remove a small foreign object my child placed up her nose?

Can I safely remove a small foreign object my child placed up her nose?

No: The problem with trying to take it out yourself is that the narrowest part of the nasal passage is right past the nostril... It's very easy to push it back farther to the point of "no return" and risk your child aspirating the object. Nasal foreign bodies are generally not emergencies and can be seen in clinic as soon as possible. The er doc can traumatize your child and cause bleeding. See an ent. ...Read more

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What causes small dark leakage out of anus? Male. Never had anal sex or put foreign objects up there. Its a little irrataing

What causes small dark leakage out of anus? Male. Never had anal sex or put foreign objects up there. Its a little irrataing

Something wrong: Yes. This is what it means. There is something wrong and it warrants an explanation. Probably by a GI doc or a general surgeon. Good luck. So no foreign objects, only domestic? ...Read more

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If a child sticks a foreign object up their nose, how long will it take for them to stop breathing and die if it is not removed?

If a child sticks a foreign object up their nose, how long will it take for them to stop breathing and die if it is not removed?

Doesn't happen: It can be up there for days and the kid will start smelling like they have terminal body odor. After it is pulled out, the trapped germs begin to disappear and the kid returns to normal. They often need a brief antibiotic course for a sinus infection. ...Read more

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Can I use a shower head to flush out a small foreign object in my eye?

Can I use a shower head to flush out a small foreign object in my eye?

I would never: You can wet a Q-tip and place the wet end near the object & then gently tease it off the eye. If it will not move, you need to go to an urgent care clinic so they can extract it. An alternative might be using a big bottle of artificial tears to squirt at/flush the object. You cannot control the flow or direction of a showerhead & are likely to do more harm than good. ...Read more

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What happens when a foreign object inhaled into the lung if it isn't taken out?

What happens when a foreign object inhaled into the lung if it isn't taken out?

Variable: Inhaled foreign objects in the lungs are often coughed out if they are small. Larger ones or infected bodies can cause symptoms until they are removed (looking like asthma or causing pneumonia or an abscess). It depends on the health of patient, the material inhaled, where it sticks in the lungs, how long it has been there and whether there are other lung problems. ...Read more

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Have meniscus tear w/loose foreign object. Unable to do surgery at the moment. Will eliptical machine exercise create more damage? Or yoga?

Have meniscus tear w/loose foreign object. Unable to do surgery at the moment. Will eliptical machine exercise create more damage? Or yoga?

Perhaps: With a meniscus tear and a loose body, there is a good chance that you may develop locking or catching in the knee. It is a good idea to avoid twisting excercises until you have the surgery. In the meantime, straight line exercising (such as eliptical) should be ok. ...Read more

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Can cilia in the lungs and bronchi remove tiny foreign objects over time? (specifically a tiny piece of my pasta may have gone down the wrong way.)

Can cilia in the lungs and bronchi remove tiny foreign objects over time? (specifically a tiny piece of my pasta may have gone down the wrong way.)

Cilia: The mucociliary elevator of the bronchi does allow for small particles to be moved up and out of the lungs. Something as large as a noodle probably will be stuck for a long time and you may need medical intervention. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm looking for a good birth control option. My body does not tolerate foreign objects (iuds) or hormones (pill, ring, etc). 24 don't want more kids!

I'm looking for a good birth control option. My body does not tolerate foreign objects (iuds) or hormones (pill, ring, etc). 24 don't want more kids!

Abstinence, condoms: Those are your non-permanent options. Withdrawal method has a high fail rate of 20%. There are permanent options too, but I don't recommend these for your age as there is a high risk of regret. ...Read more

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How does removal of foreign object from throat work?

How does removal of foreign object from throat work?

It depends: If it is seen in the clinic under direct visualization, then it can be removed (even if you have a strong gag). However, if the ENT needs to use a mirror or an endoscope to visualize the object, then the procedure is more difficult. Provided you don't have a strong gag and you can relax enough, the ENT may be able to remove it in clinic. Otherwise, you will need to go to the or for removal. ...Read more

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What treatments for foreign object in nose can I try at home?

What treatments for foreign object in nose can I try at home?

Blow it out: For young children. Occlude the non-affected bare, place your mouth over theirs with a good seal and give a quick "puff" of breath. This often will blow the object out. Be warned that the object and mucous may hit you in the face when you do this. For older kids or adults, simply attempt to blow it out by blowing the nose. If unable to do this then seek medical care. ...Read more

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Feeling of a foreign object in vagina and sitting hurts and feels like it's in my stomach what is this?

Feeling of a foreign object in vagina and sitting hurts and feels like it's in my stomach what is this?

Needs exam...: This might be related to different possibilities most likely a mass effect, an infection, or a "low bladder" due to weak pelvic floor. The only way to tell what is it is with a direct pelvic exam. Make an appointment with a GYN provider in order to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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I have a foreign object stuck under my thumb nail which is still there and I am unable to get it out. Should I have a doctor cut it out?

I have a foreign object stuck under my thumb nail which is still there and I am unable to get it out. Should I have a doctor cut it out?

Yes: Though foreign objects under the nail usually come out in time they can cause a nasty infection and nail deformities if ignored. Removing them is quick and not too involved (unless there is already an infection or the nail is seriously injured) and can be done your doctor's office under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Regular bloody noses. No foreign object concerns. Ac, yes. It is always precipitated by a feeling of mucous draining from sinus- but red blood. What?

Regular bloody noses. No foreign object concerns. Ac, yes. It is always precipitated by a feeling of mucous draining from sinus- but red blood. What?

Postnasal drainage: From allergies can very well cause nosebleeding as you described. You will need to take antihistamines and nasal sprays w steroids. Clean your nose with saline solutions or otc nasal mist. Need to rule out bleeding disorders if you have easy bruising, tires easily or petechial spots. ...Read more