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what does 'foreign body' in vagina mean?

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notjustamom Sun 17-May-15 23:50:28

So Ive been having some period related problems, or lack of should I say, went to see my gp who got me to have an ultrasound where they found a shadow.
I was then referred to a gynocologist who told me it is a foreign body but did not elaborate. He has now got me in for a pelvic mri.

What I don't understand is what this foreign body could be or how it got there. I'm getting a bit worried as I was raped last September and haven't had sex since nor do I use tampons.

Sorry if it's long.

MagentaVitus Sun 17-May-15 23:53:47

No idea, but how worrying! I was going to suggest a bit of tampon, but I suppose it could be anything if you don't know how long the foreign body has been in there?

I once found a ball of thread in my vag. Must have come from my underwear, but no idea how it got up. Hopefully yours is that innocent too OP. Best of luck.

As an aside, did you get checked out my a doctor after you were raped? Hope you are doing ok, and so so sorry that that happened to you flowers

Pipbin Sun 17-May-15 23:54:12

So sorry for your attack, I hope you are starting to heal emotionally.

My understanding is the 'foreign body' refers to anything that shouldn't be there and isn't part of your body.

Reekypear Sun 17-May-15 23:56:11

Pip is right, have you had a coil that's got lost ever?

notjustamom Mon 18-May-15 00:00:45

Magenta yes I did and I ended up being pregnant with my son. I hope your right about it being something like a ball of thread.

Reeky I've never had the coil and have only started the pill since my son was born.

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Mon 18-May-15 00:01:02

A foreign body, put simply, is something that shouldn't be there. Not something naturally occurring.

Could it be a stray condom from before last September? Have you used tampons at any time, even though you don't use them now? A missing mooncup, or part thereof?

I would also be a bit worried, although there is probably a simple explanation (something like Magenta describes).

I'm so sorry to hear you were attacked, I'm unsure whether this could be related. flowers

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Mon 18-May-15 00:02:58

x-posts. Sorry.

Did you give birth vaginally? I wonder if it could be related to that?

MagentaVitus Mon 18-May-15 00:05:19

Yeah, thinking along the lines of Santa know. Could be something birth related.

notjustamom Mon 18-May-15 00:05:57

Santas I've never has sex before then so it's not likely to be a condom and have never used a mooncup or tampon.

Also the shadow appeared to be quiet large.

notjustamom Mon 18-May-15 00:07:45

No I had to have an emcs.

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Mon 18-May-15 01:02:52

I think it could still be birth related even with an CS.

When is your MRI scan? Hopefully they will be able to tell you what it is very soon.

I can understand why you're worrying though, you've been through a lot these past few months & this is one more thing for you.

Boysclothes Mon 18-May-15 01:13:25

Sounds like it's in your uterus, rather than your vagina? If they'd seen something in your vagina they'd be getting a speculum out rather than an MRI.

If it is in your uterus, it's most likely birth related.

notjustamom Mon 18-May-15 09:06:42

Santas the mri is in a couple if weeks. Your right it could be something birth related.

Boys they were going to do a speculum but after what happened I couldn't go through with it without remembering.

It doesn't help that I've got my exams coming up as well and school want to know about all my absences.

diploddycus Mon 18-May-15 09:10:57

I'm so sorry you were attacked notjust.

You can tell the school you've had to have some hospital appointments, you won't need to elaborate.

MatildaTheCat Mon 18-May-15 13:56:57

OP, it might possibly be a swab or other piece of equipment from your cs. If there was anything in your vagina then it would be found on examination. However if a swab was inadvertently left inside you it could indeed cause ongoing issues. It should, theoretically never happen but of course occasionally mistakes occur.

However, try not to fret too much and await the scan. If you feel unwell at any time see your GP straight away.

Best wishes and hope this is resolved very soon. flowers

MarniRose Mon 18-May-15 20:46:24

This all sounds very odd to me. Are you sure about everything?

notjustamom Mon 18-May-15 21:42:26

Marni what do you mean?

YouPooPooBumBum Mon 18-May-15 21:52:00

I hope you don't mind me asking but you mention school and exams - are you very young?
Do you have real life support at this time?
Sorry you were attacked flowers

CinnabarRed Mon 18-May-15 21:57:16

I'm very confused. You were raped (I'm so sorry) in September 2014, it was your first and only time, you fell pregnant with your DS - so I guess you've only just delivered him? Isn't that why you haven't had your periods back yet?

notjustamom Mon 18-May-15 22:15:39

I'm 17, I live with my dad, mum died when I was 6 and school don't know anything about it or the fact that I have a child ( didn't show much plus had him premature in easter holidays).

Sorry for the confusion cinnabar I don't think I explained it clearly, I was raped in September 2013. I was basing it on an academic year. Haven't has a period since having him.

Sorry for the confusionblush

KPlunk Mon 18-May-15 22:17:12

Are you in the UK?

MarniRose Mon 18-May-15 22:22:46

Maybe HQ should take a look at this thread

notjustamom Mon 18-May-15 22:23:25

kPlunk yes, why?

CinnabarRed Mon 18-May-15 22:25:01

No need for apologies, I was hoping to be able to suggest something constructive if I had a clearer idea of what had happened. But no.

chocolatelife Mon 18-May-15 22:26:08

i think you shoudl ask your GP or nurse what it means tbh, hopefully it will become clearer when you have your scan.

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