Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Tampon Stuck in the Vagina Evaluation

The evaluation of a vaginal foreign body begins with a history and physical exam, including a pelvic exam.

Physical findings in a female with a vaginal foreign body may include:

Tests are necessary to make the diagnosis of vaginal foreign body.

Tests that may be used to evaluate a vaginal foreign body include:

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Last Updated: Jan 7, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Tampon Stuck in the Vagina References
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