Foreign Body, Rectum (cont.)
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Foreign Body in Rectum Self-Care at Home
As a general rule, most people who have a foreign object in their rectum that cannot be seen or felt outside the anus need to seek medical attention. Many people, probably through embarrassment or fear of ridicule, will attempt to remove the item themselves. This is often very difficult and can only be accomplished by a doctor.
Most laxatives are too slow in onset to be effective. If a rectal foreign body is present, the sooner it is removed the better.
Martin J Carey, MD, MPH, BCh