Medical Specialty >> Surgery

Doctors Lounge - Surgery Answers

Back to Surgery Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge ( does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 8/19/2017.

Forum Name: Surgery Topics

Question: condom lost in rectum

 aryan77 - Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:55 pm

Hi. I had anal sex with my girl friend and lost condom inside her rectum. We could not take it out. We have no idea what we should do now. is it dangerous or should we see a doctor?

thanks a lot, in advance.
 Dr.M.Aroon kamath - Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:38 am

User avatar Hi,
You have not mentioned when this happened.As the condom is soft and pliable, there is a good chance that it may be passed out during a bowel movement(has she been watching the stool since?).

It is unlikely to produce any serious mechanical problem(such as intestinal obstruction, intestinal perforation etc).

It may be worth watching the stool for any evidence of expulsion of the condom.
It is unlikely to show up on plain radiography.If you are still in doubt and too concerned, consult a surgeon and have her examined(proctoscopy, sigmoidoscopy and if needed, colonoscopy).
Best wishes!

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us