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If a foreign body of any sort was trapped under the skin, would I notice? Would there be some kind of response or reaction?

If a foreign body of any sort was trapped under the skin, would I notice? Would there be some kind of response or reaction?

Maybe: Hi, Thank you for your question. Your body would usually create a barrier around the foreign object to prevent it from being absorbed into your body. You might have pain, swelling and redness in that area initially. Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions :-) Dr. M

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I've read about numerous cases of polypropylene mesh reactions resulting in cancer. Can years of chronic inflammation and foreign body reaction to polypropylene mesh in the body lead to cancer?

I've read about numerous cases of polypropylene mesh reactions resulting in cancer. Can years of chronic inflammation and foreign body reaction to polypropylene mesh in the body lead to cancer?

I don't believe it: Go to the refereed medical literature and you'll find a single article from 2000 in an obscure german-language journal about the foreign-body reaction and idly conjecturing cancer promotion; I just ran a search of the nih data-base and there are no actual cases. This sort of thing in connective tissue is well-known to us pathologists and doesn't turn malignant. Stop reading internet junk.

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Does every patient treated with a mesh bladder sling, such as the miniarc, have chronic inflammation and foreign body reaction to the mesh and sling that continues over two years after surgery?

No: Most pt who have a sling do not have problems. Some women will have pain, painful intercourse, difficulty urinating or other problems. Sometimes it is necessary to remove the sling. The only way to know for sure is to see a specialist with a lot of experience treating mesh related complications.

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What does a foreign body giant cell reaction with a mild periducal inflammation mean from a breast biospy?

What does a foreign body giant cell reaction with a mild periducal inflammation mean from a breast biospy?

Not cancer: Leakage of fluid from a damaged duct may induce inflammation around the area of the damage. This is a natural, normal response. It is neither cancer nor pre-cancerous.

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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.

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How quick would symptoms of foreign body aspiration show? Occasional cough or hoarse voice sx?

How quick would symptoms of foreign body aspiration show? Occasional cough or hoarse voice sx?

Aspiration: Depending on what was aspirated, symptoms can start almost immediately.

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What are the symptoms of a foreign body in my eye?

What are the symptoms of a foreign body in my eye?

Irritation, redness: The #1 symptom is the feeling that you have something in your eye! that can manifest as a persistent irritation or scratching sensation. Foreign body may cause redness where the eye is usually white. Blurred vision is possible if the cornea (the clear front of the eye) is affected, but it isn't guaranteed. Try to wash your eye with sterile eye wash (not tap water). If that fails, go see a pro.

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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.

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Can you have inhaled foreign body without having symptoms of choking?

Under anesthesia: People inhale tiny particles every day that never trigger the cough reflex. Things like the particulate of air pollution or smoke will often not trigger much of an effect. The lung eventually cleans these up over time. General anesthesia will remove the cough reflex while under, but you will not inhale a foreign body of any size without triggering cough.

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How soon does foreign body aspiration symptoms show? Can it be delayed for three days?

Yes: It may take a few days for an infection to "pronounce" it self with a foreign body aspiration. If you are concerned, ask for a chest X-ray.

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Why do you get a foreign body sensation in throat with mouth cancer, is it constant? And what are other symptoms

Why do you get a foreign body sensation in throat with mouth cancer, is it constant? And what are other symptoms

No symptoms: Early oral cancer does not have any symptoms. It will appear as a white or red spot in your mouth. By the time there are any symptoms a cancer can be more advanced and treatment more difficult. Smoking is one cause so quit no that is why routine dental exams are so very important. Your dentist should be doing a oral cancer examination at every examination and when you have your teeth cleaned.

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Right eyelid twitching started last Aug. And persisted for more than a month. Later on dry-eye symptoms such as foreign body sensation, grittiness and ocular pain both eyes. The grittiness got worse when I woke up at night, why? It is so irritating.

Right eyelid twitching started last Aug. And persisted for more than a month. Later on dry-eye symptoms such as foreign body sensation, grittiness and ocular pain both eyes. The grittiness got worse when I woke up at night, why? It is so irritating.

Common problem: Eyelid twitching (myokymia) is a common and largely unexplained problem. It usually goes away on its own but sometimes this takes 3-4 weeks. Dry eyes are common in middle aged women and sometimes are aggravated by incomplete lid closure at night. Try a bedtime dose of a gel eye drop like Systane Gel. This should help to keep eyes lubricated until AM.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.