What's the treatment for a foreign object in your rectum?
In some cases, the object is close enough to the anus that it can be removed in the emergency department.
- Sometimes the doctor will pass a tube between the object and the wall of the rectum to make the object easier to remove. You will be sedated for this procedure.
- If the object is far into the rectum, it may need to be removed in an operating room while you're under general anesthesia.
- If there are signs of infection, a hole in the bowel, or heavy bleeding, you may need emergency surgery.
From: Foreign Body, Rectum
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