Foreign Body, Rectum (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care for a Foreign Body in Rectum
If you know you have a foreign body in your rectum, or think you do, seek medical help to remove it as soon as possible.
It is likely that most doctors will not have all the equipment in their offices that may be required to safely remove a rectal foreign body. A hospital's emergency department may be the best place to go.
Foreign Body in Rectum Diagnosis
Most doctors will take a careful history. They will do this in a nonjudgmental way, but out of necessity, will have to ask some very personal questions.
Doctors will particularly want to know these details:
The doctor will also want to know about abdominal pain, fever, and whether there has been any evidence of rectal bleeding.
An examination will follow. This will include a careful examination of the abdomen and a rectal examination.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/20/2016
Martin J Carey, MD, MPH, BCh
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