Rectal Foreign Object Treatment

Medically Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar, MD on September 12, 2019

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.