Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Foreign Body Vagina Home Care

Home care for a vaginal foreign body includes:

  • Removal of a vaginal foreign body includes:
    • Place one or two fingers in the vagina.
    • Feel for the object.
    • If the object can be grasped, gently pull it out.
  • Do not douche.

Foreign Body Vagina Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have vaginal foreign body and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Nov 5, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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