Rectum Tract Foreign Bodies




  1. Some foreign bodies may be removed in ED
  2. ED removal
  3. Surgery consult is mandatory for any of the following


  1. If FB removed, send home w/ stool checks; instruct to return for signs of perf, obstruction, bleed
  2. Consider 12 hr observation (NPO) if concerned about occult perf, or to monitor sequelae of anal/rectal lacerations
  3. If object sharp, large, bulky, perforation or risk of perforation/obstruction, or if pt intoxicated