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How will your doctor examine you for a foreign object in your rectum?

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  • 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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Foreign Body, Rectum from eMedicineHealth

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 15, 2018

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Foreign Body, Rectum from eMedicineHealth

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 15, 2018

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