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Rectal Foreign Object Treatment

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1. Go to a Hospital Emergency Room

  • Do not try to remove foreign object.
  • A hospital emergency room is most likely to have appropriate tools for removal.
  • Delay in treatment could lead to serious injury or infection.

2. Follow Up

  • X-rays may be required.
  • The doctor will remove the object, if possible, and check for injury or infection.
  • Surgery may be required to remove the object or to treat complications.
  • The person may need antibiotics.

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Reviewed by Varnada Karriem-Norwood, MD on September 08, 2013

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