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The patient presented to the ER after attempts at self-removal failed all at once.  
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The patient presented to the ER after attempts at self-removal failed all at once.  

Don’t forget your toothbrush!!! Out of all the weird items that can be inserted into the anus, this is undoubtedly a very questionable one - a toothbrush!The patient presented to the ER after attempts at self-removal failed all at once. Dentally related rectal foreign bodies are very rare and there are many reasons given for their presence in the rectum, most commonly accidental insertion, assault, and psychosexual motives.These type of cases pose a challenging diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma due to the fact that retained rectal foreign bodies may present with perforation, obstruction, or bleeding; necessitating fast intervention. The toothbrush was surgically recovered from the rectosigmoid junction using biopsy forceps.

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