A foreign body in the rectum may be present for a number of reasons.


Sources of a foreign body in the rectum:

(1) passage from above (swallowed foreign body)

(2) anal eroticism

(3) got there by "accident" (probable autoeroticism)

(4) prank

(5) attempted relief of perianal disease

(6) physical assault

(7) psychiatric problems

(8) body exploration in a small child


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