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Foreign Object Removal

 Urgent Care for Foreign Object Removal

Foreign object removal is necessary whenever external objects enter the body, either via ingestion, insertion or accident (such as with splinters). Foreign objects are most commonly found in the skin, ears, eyes and nose, though they can exist anywhere throughout the body. While foreign bodies such as splinters don’t typically cause serious harm, some can lead to significant complications if unaddressed.

What are the Causes of Foreign Objects in the Body?

There are many ways that foreign objects can enter the body. While objects may be inserted intentionally, most occurrences result from accidents. Potentially dangerous substances or objects may be unintentionally inhaled, swallowed, or introduced to soft tissue via force.

Common foreign objects include:

  • Splinters
  • Nails
  • Buttons
  • Glass
  • Coins
  • Toothpicks
  • Batteries
  • Small Toys
  • Bones
  • Pins

Diagnosing and Treating Foreign Objects in the Body?

An examination and symptom evaluation will be performed to isolate the type and location of the foreign body. The removal process can vary significantly depending upon where the object is located. Often, tweezers and/or gentle suction are used, as well as irrigation and removal with soft rubber catheters. The removal process may be simple and quick or more complicated, based largely on the type of object and how deeply lodged into the body it is.

Pediatric Considerations

As many as 80% of cases requiring foreign object removal occur in children. The removal process is generally the same with children as it is with adults.

Stop into ConvenientMD for Foreign Object Removal. Visit a ConvenientMD Location in NH, ME or MA Today!

It’s not uncommon for foreign objects to make their way into the body, especially due to accident or injury. We perform foreign object removal regularly at ConvenientMD and can help put an end to whatever is causing your discomfort. Whether it’s a simple splinter or something more complex, our expert team of treating providers will do everything possible to make the removal processes quick and painless.

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