If you cannot soak it soft and out in a warm/hot bath, nor using a sterilized needle pry it out, then I would probably go have a doc get it out. But I am someone who will also sterilize a needle and do minor surgery on myself... as in peel away the skin to open up the entry area to pull it out. If you don't feel safe doing that, get a doc to get it out. I would not leave it in for too long. Your body will likely encase it in puss and that will help get push it out, but you don't want to risk an infection leaving it there.