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A 31-year-old member asked:

How is recovery from surgery for rectal prolapse?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Prashant Sinha
General Surgery 19 years experience
Not bad: It partly depends on how bad the prolapse was and how well the muscles that control bowel movements are working. Generally pain is not bad and the main issues are managing diet and laxatives to achieve a good result. Results are pretty good but not perfect. Over time constipation and incontinence might continue to be somewhat of a problem.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Is surgery necessary for rectal prolapse?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Not always: It can improve with stool softeners and fiber but often requries surgical correction. Mild symptoms or disease in the elderly or ill may preclude the need for surgical therapy.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

What is the recovery time for rectal prolapse surgery?

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Dr. Scott Beard
Urogynecology 25 years experience
Rectocele?: Rectocele is often called rectal prolapse but not quite the same thing it's a bulge of the rectum into the vagina and a vaginal surgery with recovery to full activity @6-8weeks but light duty in1-2 weeks. True rectal prolapse is prolapse through the anus and can be done abdominally vaginally or rectally with big differences in recovery and long term success.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What should I expect after the rectal prolapse surgery?

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Dr. James Macool
General Practice 45 years experience
Pain and then relief: Pain initially then relief of symptoms.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

How successful is rectal prolapse surgery?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Generally very: Sugery generally is curative for rectal prolapse.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How long will rectal prolapse surgery last?

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Dr. Louis Fernandez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Type of repair: A simple midlinie repair will last 3 to 5 years in 70% of patients. A site-specific repair with ligament support will last much longer.

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