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What's the treatment for a foreign object in your rectum?

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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 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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