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Foreign Body, Vagina (cont.)

Vagina Foreign Body Prognosis

Once the vaginal foreign body is removed, related symptoms of infection, pain, and discharge should quickly resolve.

  • If the foreign body has been in the vagina for a long period of time and has caused an infection, antibiotics may be prescribed; however, they are not customarily required.
  • Serious complications rarely occur, if infection enters the deep pelvic tissues or peritoneal cavity. Infections in the pelvis can cause secondary inflammation and scarring, resulting in pain or infertility.

Medically reviewed by Steven Nelson, MD; Board Certified Obstetrics and Gynecology

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