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Removal Of Objects Specialist

Colon and Rectal Surgeons of Greater Hartford

Colon and Rectal Surgeons located in Bloomfield, South Windsor, & Plainville, CT

Removal of objects from your anus requires great skill and care to reduce the risk of damage to your tissue. The experienced team at Colon and Rectal Surgeons of Greater Hartford specializes in the removal of objects inserted into the anus and can provide the expert care needed to prevent serious health complications. If you have an object that is stuck, you need to proceed to the nearest emergency department for the appropriate care for removal.

Removal of Objects Q & A

What is the removal of objects from your anus or rectum?

Removal of objects at Colon and Rectal Surgeons of Greater Hartford refers to the removal of foreign objects inserted into the anus or rectum. Objects can go into the anus and rectum easily, but removing them can be more difficult. The foreign object can cause tissue swelling and muscle spasms that prevent safe removal.

The foreign object can also cause pain and bleeding. It can also puncture your anal or rectal tissue. If left untreated, the foreign object can also lead to an infection. 

What can I expect during the removal-of-objects evaluation?

You can expect a comprehensive and thorough evaluation when you come to Colon and Rectal Surgeons of Greater Hartford for the removal of a foreign object from your anus or rectum. The team asks detailed questions about your symptoms and medical history and then does physical and rectal exams.

To determine the most effective way to remove the foreign object from your anus or rectum, the team runs diagnostic tests like blood work, X-rays, MRI, or CT scan. These tests help determine where the object is and if it’s damaged any tissue.

How are foreign objects in the anus removed?

The team at Colon and Rectal Surgeons of Greater Hartford takes an individualized approach to removing a foreign object inserted in the anus or rectum and can usually be done in the emergency department.  If we are unable to remove it at bedside you will require an exam under anesthesia in the operating room.  

Removal options include:

Transanal extraction

Transanal extraction is the least invasive removal option. After providing you with medication to ease pain and relax your muscles, the team at Colon and Rectal Surgeons of Greater Hartford insert a grasping tool into your anus to carefully remove the foreign object.

Transanal endoscopy

If the foreign object can’t be reached by hand, the team at Colon and Rectal Surgeons of Greater Hartford offer transanal endoscopy. During this treatment, the specialist uses an endoscope to find and remove the foreign object.

Operative extraction

During an operative extraction, the team uses minimally invasive surgery to remove the foreign object.

If you have anything stuck in your rectum or anus, don’t try and force it out. Go to the emergency room and have a doctor take a look. You don’t need to be embarrassed. ER doctors have dealt with this problem many times before and they will call one of the physicians at Colon and Rectal Surgeons of Greater Hartford for assistance. 

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