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    Rectal Foreign Object Treatment

    1. Go to a Hospital Emergency Room

    • Do not try to remove the foreign object.
    • A hospital emergency room is most likely to have appropriate tools for removal.
    • Delaying 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.

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    Reviewed by David T. Derrer, MD on September 12, 2015

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