I was given paper work when i had this thing implanted. I no longer have it and am living in another state. How will they find it when its time to have it removed. i can't see or feel it anywhere in my arm?
Ultrasound with a high-frequency linear array transducer (10 MHz or greater) and/or MRI can usually find the implant. If those fail, the Dr will know what to do. They have to find the Implant before it can be removed. Also a health care professional might be able to find it more readily than you can, but if they cant, hopefully the ultrasound or MRI will find it. Dont let them go digging for it unless they know for sure where it is. There are too many nerves and blood vessels in the area that can be damaged by them going on an expedition. You might try locating your former clinic and asking for them to forward your records to your new Dr or have them mail or fax your records to you. You can probably find them by googling the Drs name or the name of the clinic. Find their phone number, give them a call and see how to go about getting a copy of your records.
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