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Urgent Care for Foreign Object Removal in Orange County, CA

Walk-In Clinic for Foreign Object/Body Removal Services

Walk-In Clinic for Foreign Object/Body Removal Services

Foreign objects can pierce your body when you accidentally step on glass, run your hand across an unfinished piece of wood, or get a metal piece stuck on your hand while cleaning the garage. While most objects can be removed at home, there may be occasions you may require medical assistance, especially if you have a deeper splinter that is difficult or painful to remove.

At FCCMG, we offer foreign object removal services seven days a week at our urgent care locations in Irvine, Costa Mesa, and Fountain Valley.

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  • Online check-in also available
  • On-site x-ray and lab facilities for faster diagnosis
  • Board-certified, well-trained, and experienced providers
  • Friendly and compassionate staff
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What Is a Foreign Body?

A foreign body is any material or object that enters your body from an injury, inhalation, or ingestion. Children are more vulnerable to ingested foreign bodies, as they often insert things into their ears, nose, and mouth.

Inhaled Foreign Objects

These include toys, buttons, coins, pins, pebbles, balloons, etc. If not removed, they can block the airways, causing breathing difficulty.

Inserted Foreign Objects

Foreign objects inserted through the rectum may enter the digestive tract. If the objects are small, the body will expel them naturally. Otherwise, they may block the intestinal tract, requiring surgical removal.

Foreign Bodies in the Eye

Debris, glass pieces, or metal can get stuck in your eyes while performing cleaning tasks or working with power tools. If not removed, they can cause pain and eye scarring.

Foreign Objects in the Skin

Foreign bodies (such as nails, bones, toothpicks, etc.) may enter your skin during an accident, resulting in a scrape or laceration.

Foreign Objects in any Orifice

Foreign objects (such as small batteries, seeds, crayon tips, etc.) that enter into the nose, mouth, ears, or any openings need to be removed immediately to prevent complications, such as pain, infection, and bleeding.

When Should You Seek Medical Evaluation?

When Should You Seek Medical Evaluation?

We recommend visiting a healthcare provider to assess any foreign object, but particularly under the following circumstances:

  • The object can’t be removed
  • Constant pain at the affected site
  • Reduced hearing or a feeling of fullness in the ear
  • Uncontrollable bleeding
  • Discharge from the opening
  • Inability to close or open an affected eye
  • Nasal drainage with an unpleasant odor
  • The resulting wound is 1/4 of an inch deeper under the skin surface, or dirty

How Can We Diagnose and Treat Foreign Objects in the Body?

At FCCMG, we will examine the affected area for infection. We may also order an X-ray to locate the object if it can’t be clearly seen.

Depending on the location and size of the object, the removal process may involve using:

  • Tweezers
  • Suction
  • Soft rubber catheters
  • Irrigation

When to See an Emergency Room for Foreign Object Removal

Visit an ER if you experience symptoms such as:

  • Drooling
  • Vomiting
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Breathing trouble
  • Chest pain

Visit Our Urgent Care Clinic for Foreign Object/Body Removal

Looking for a well-equipped and convenient urgent care for Foreign Object/Body Removal treatment? Visit us at FCCMG in Irvine Woodbridge, Fountain Valley, orCosta Mesa, CA, today.

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