Foreign Body, Rectum (cont.)
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Foreign Body in Rectum Follow-up
Return to the doctor's office or emergency department if the patient develop these complications:
There should be no limitations on general activity, unless the patient was sedated in order to remove the object. If so, the patient should not drive or make critical decisions for 24 hours afterward. Further rectal insertions should be avoided for a few days to allow bruising and swelling to resolve.
Foreign Body in Rectum Prevention
If individuals engage in erotic play, use a vibrator or erotic toy designed for the purpose of insertion into the rectum. These items usually come with a flange to prevent them from slipping into the anus.
Foreign Body in Rectum Prognosis
Foreign Body in Rectum Picture
A vibrator in the rectum. The battery pack is clearly visible on X-ray, and the outline of a vibrator in the rectum can be seen. It was still vibrating when this person came to the emergency department. Click to view larger image.
Medically reviewed by John A. Daller, MD; American Board of Surgery with subspecialty certification in surgical critical care
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/20/2017
Martin J Carey, MD, MPH, BCh