Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Vaginal Foreign Body Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of vaginal foreign body.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • Do I need to be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for having a vaginal injury from a foreign body?
  • Will I need to see my doctor for a checkup?

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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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