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A 34-year-old member asked:

Does anal sex lead to rectal prolapse?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
No: Pelvic prolapse, and, specifically, rectal prolapse, is much more likely caused by: pregnancy, childbirth, obesity, menopause, chronic cough (asthma), to name a few.
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Dr. J. Kyle Mathews
Urogynecology 34 years experience
Possible : There is some disagreement regarding this issue. Certiantly anything that damages the anal sphincter may contribute to fecal incontinence & possible rectal prolapse.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Could rectal prolapse happen from having anal sex?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
It would be rare!: It might be a very uncommon factor, but for the most part no, particularly if a condom with proper lubrication is used! but it can aggravate a pre-existing prolapse!
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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 32 years experience
Variable: Depends on the type and severity of the hernia. These vary widely in terms of complexity, thus an accurate answer is not possible with limited info. C... Read More
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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 35 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 14 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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A 23-year-old female asked:
If I felt little organ came out of anus, but it resolved after several hours or less and now as I checked, there is nothing strange. Does it mean it was rectal prolapse and resolved itself or I still have the condition but dormnant?
Dr. Lauren Bickel
Specializes in Family Medicine
You are young so unless you have chronic bowel issues (diarrhea/Constipation) a rectal prolapse or even a hemorrhoid would be quite unlikely. You mig... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
I have cystocele(gr1), rectocele(gr3) and rectal prolapse thru anus. What procedure is best method and what is best specialist to perform op? Thanks.
Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 52 years experience
To urologist / uro-.: Go to experienced urologist or uro-gynecologist for evaluation and surgical correction with modern available concept and procedures. Remember: Correct... Read More
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