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Anal Foreign Body Overview

Another name for Anal Foreign Body is Anorectal Foreign Body.

What is an anorectal foreign body?
A person with an anorectal foreign body has an object that is stuck within the anal canal or the area between the anus and the rectum. A person with a rectal foreign body has an object that is stuck in the rectum, the lowest segment of the large intestine.

What are the symptoms of an anorectal foreign body?
Common symptoms of an anorectal foreign body include anal pain, anal swelling, anal discharge, and fever

How does the doctor treat an anorectal foreign body?
Most anorectal foreign bodies are removed using proctoscopy or lower GI endoscopy.

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Last Updated: Aug 23, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Anal Foreign Body References
  1. Hellinger MD. Anal trauma and foreign bodies. Surg Clin North Am. 2002 Dec;82(6):1253-60. [12516852]
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