A 36-year-old member asked:

How does a man get an anal or rectal prolapse? not gay

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Dr. Scott Beard
Urogynecology 27 years experience
Straining, genes: Avoid sitting on toilet for prolongedc interval. Avoid constipation. Avoid lifting from a deep squat as this opens up the pelvis more and exhale as you lift.
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Dr. Henry Ng
Dr. Henry Nganswered
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 22 years experience
Depends: There are medical conditions including connective tissue disorders and gastrointestinal disorders which can lead to anorectal prolapse. Individuals to engage in receptive anal intercourse typically do not have problems with anal or rectal prolapse.
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My boyfriend noticed that my anus looks different, like there is something protruding. It's pretty slight. Is this rectal prolapse? And is it serious?
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A 30-year-old member asked:
What is rectal prolapse vs hemorroids and anal swelling?
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A 35-year-old member asked:
How long does a surgical repair of a hernia & anal rectal prolapse take?
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 33 years experience
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A 35-year-old male asked:
I think I have rectal prolapse. For years, whenever I pass a BM, I can feel a part of my anus hanging down. After the BM, it goes back up again. Now, I think I have mucus discharge. Should I be worried?
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
It is best to be checked out by a rectal surgeon or proctologist. Good luck.
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A female asked:
Should an 86 year old woman with rectal prolapse have another surgery after one year. Are there other ways? She had one wire surgically put across her anus to keep her rectum from falling out one year ago, the dr, wants to do it again. Is there another
Dr. Amer Alame
Colon and Rectal Surgery 15 years experience
Dr. : Dr. Lydon hit all the major points. Bottom line find a surgeon who specializes in colon and rectal surgery (a good one).
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