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4 weeks post op from rectal prolapse surgery having rectal bleeding with bowel movements and bulge inside rectum. is this a sign my sutures have bust.?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Make an appointment: Your surgeon needs to evaluate you. These symptoms could be low risk and temporary. They could be more ominous and your surgeon will be able to make the proper assessment. Please make that appointment.
Answered on Jul 13, 2013
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: There are several operations for rectal prolapse and it is unclear which one you had. However, in all cases you should not be seeing bleeding from the rectum. You need to return to your surgeon and have him thoroughly evaluate you. The sutures should not play a role at 4 weeks post op.
Answered on Jul 13, 2013
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Dr. Donald Kim
36 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Doubtful: Depends on type of surgery. This is best evaluated by the surgeon who performed your surgery.
Answered on Jul 13, 2013

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