How will your doctor examine you for a foreign object in your rectum?
- You'll lie on your side and the doctor will check your bottom for tears, cuts, or bruising.
- The doctor will use a gloved finger to feel the area.
- Sometimes the doctor will use a tool called a proctoscope, a short, hollow tube that allows them to look inside and actually see the object.
The doctor may ask for an X-ray of your belly to see exactly where the object is. They will also look for any signs that the object has poked a hole in your intestines. You may also need blood tests.
From: Foreign Body, Rectum WebMD Medical Reference
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