10 tips for removing foreign objects from the rectum

Patients who present with a retained rectal foreign body can be challenging cases due to the sensitive nature of the problem and potential technical difficulties to remove it.

Most are 30-50 year-old men who inserted the object themselves or had it done by a sexual partner.

If the patient is clinically and haemodynamically stable, and there is no evidence of perforation or peritonitis, GPs and emergency