1. anal suppository: small tapered plug of medication that is pressed up into the rectum thru the anus. May be compounded to relieve hemmorhoid pain or to deliver a drug which might attack the stomach lining such as a narcotic. Before the invention of ether, a cigar was inserted into the rectum of a non-smoker to dull the pain of abdominal surgery. An anal suppository is wax-like, formulated to melt at body temperature
2. vaginal suppository: small capsule-like plug of medication that is inserted into the vagina. Most common compounding is to treat a yeast infection. It is formulated to melt at body temperature
She thought she had a yeast infection so she got some suppositories from the chemist to treat it. They came with an insertion wand that made it easy to get them several inches up inside her vagina.