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What happens after a doctor removes a foreign object from your rectum?

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After the object has been removed, the doctor will perform an examination called a sigmoidoscopy, using a long, narrow tube to look inside the anus and rectum. It lets the doctor look for any damage to the lining of the intestines, either from the initial insertion of the object or from attempts to remove it.

Return to the doctor's office or emergency department if you develop any of these complications:

  • Belly pain
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Rectal bleeding

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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