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A 31-year-old female asked:

when my hubby defecates, part of his anus comes out that he has to push it back inside with his hands and sometimes its bloody. this is close to 20yrs?

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Rectal prolapse...: From your description it sounds like your husband has a rectal prolapse. I'd recommend he be seen by a physician for this. In adults, the treatment is primarily surgical.
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 31 years experience
Sound like prolapse: Your description sound like a rectal prolapse. Surgery is available to help with this problem. See your doctor and or surgeon for evaluation of options.

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