A patient should be carefully evaluated for possible complications and associated diseases following removal of a foreign body in the rectum or colon.


Evaluation of the patient should look for evidence of:

(1) damage to the anal sphincter

(2) anal ulceration, fissure or fistula

(3) fecal incontinence

(4) mucosal damage in the sigmoid colon or rectum

(5) perforation of the sigmoid colon or rectum

(6) sexually transmitted disease (anal condyloma, gonorrhea, HIV)

(7) perirectal abscess


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