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What causes an anal prolapse?

What causes an anal prolapse?

Defecation: There is usual a component of dysfunctional defecation. Typical it is slender to skinny females. ...Read more

Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more


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Is an anal prolapse dangerous?

Is an anal prolapse dangerous?

Rectal Prolapse: A rectal prolapse can be dangerous if the blood supply to the part of the rectum which has prolapsed becomes compromised. This will require emergency surgery in most cases. ...Read more

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I want to know what causes a anal prolapse and if you have a prolapse is it advisable to push it back in?

Many conditions: Including chronic constipation or diarrhea, chronic straining, weakness of pelvic muscles like with old age, from weakness of anal sphincters, and others. Yes, you can push it back in. If its prolapsing more frequently and staying out for long then u need to see a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Will and anal prolapse kill you?

Not fatal: Anorectal prolapse is a condition which can be upsetting, uncomfortable and frustrating.
But it is almost never a risk of dying. If you are young, surgery has a good chance of durable cure. There really is no cure without some procedure. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant with an anal prolapse?

Yes: Having an anal prolapse would not effect fertility. So if you are having vaginal intercourse the anal prolapse would not effect pregnancy risks. ...Read more

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Will performing kegel exercises help prevent anal prolapse?

Will performing kegel exercises help prevent anal prolapse?

Just a bit: It may provide a small measure of help, since the pubococcygeus muscle also loops around the anus as well as the urethra and may elevate the levator anus muscles. However, once anal prolapse occurs, Kegel's will not be of any benefit, only surgery. ...Read more

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Small amount of anal prolapse; no pain, bleeding, or interference with defecating. Should one still see a physician? Think i'd rather live with it.

Small amount of anal prolapse; no pain, bleeding, or interference with defecating. Should one still see a physician? Think i'd rather live with it.

OK to live with it: Small degree of prolapse may be a little itchy, and wiping may not be as quick and clean, but no treatment is necessary unless it bleeds or prolapses a lot. ...Read more

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How long does a surgical repair of a hernia & anal rectal prolapse take?

How long does a surgical repair of a hernia & anal rectal prolapse take?

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. Call your surgeon o find out. You may need two surgeons with different areas of expertise - one for the hernia and one for the rectal prolapse. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Can anal vibrator cause rectal prolapse?

Possibly: I suspect it would be the (repeated) insertion and withdrawal that would lead to problems not the vibration. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed w an anal fissure. No bleeding, & prolapsed hemorrhoid. Being treated now w nifedipine. Thinking its the prolapse. Burning so bad?

I was diagnosed w an anal fissure. No bleeding, & prolapsed hemorrhoid. Being treated now w nifedipine. Thinking its the prolapse. Burning so bad?

Fissures hurt.: Anal fissures hurt really bad. They burn and take time to heal. Use the Nifedipine as directed by your doctor. They use it to relax the sphincter which when too tight causes skin breakdown. ...Read more

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What causes tissue prolapses a little from anus?

What causes tissue prolapses a little from anus?

Hemorrhoids: Internal hemorrhoids can prolapse and then go back in (or not) depends on severity. If becomes too uncomfortable see a doctor. Until then- keep clean, Sitz baths, some over the counter meds available too. Avoid constipation or diarrhea. ...Read more

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How long does it take a prolapsed anus to heal and stabilize?

How long does it take a prolapsed anus to heal and stabilize?

Maybe never!: There are many types of prolapse, and some may require surgery to fix. Prolapse of hemorrhoids usually settles down with rest, stool softeners, anti-inflammatory and pain relieving creams, sitz baths and avoidance of further trauma/ straining. If tissue pushes out and doesn't respond, get help as your situation may rapidly worsen and cause a serious problem! ...Read more

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I am very worried as I think that I have a prolapse in my anus! I have been constipated all my life and I don't know what to do?

Doctor visit: Given your history and age grade iii to IV hemorrhoids are most likely. Full thickness rectal prolapse would be rare. Only a physician can differentiate. Please schedule an appointment. ...Read more

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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?

Rectal prolapse: Rectal prolapse typically occurs in elderly woman and is usually associated with such symptoms as pain, bleeding, and seepage. Although it can occur at any age, it is unlikely you have this condition. If something is protruding it most likely is a hemorrhoid which is not serious. However a rectal exam should be performed to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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Does anal sex lead to rectal prolapse?

Does anal sex lead to rectal prolapse?

No: Pelvic prolapse, and, specifically, rectal prolapse, is much more likely caused by: pregnancy, childbirth, obesity, menopause, chronic cough (asthma), to name a few. ...Read more

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Could rectal prolapse happen from having anal sex?

Could rectal prolapse happen from having anal sex?

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! ...Read more

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I just had hemmorhoid surgery and I have swelling around my anus. Looks like new hemmorhoids or prolapse?

I just had hemmorhoid surgery and I have swelling around my anus. Looks like new hemmorhoids or prolapse?

Swelling: In the immediate post op period it swelling can be seen as a result of the surgery.
Follow up with the surgeon and have them explain the normal post op course and expectations based on your condition and findings at the time of surgery ...Read more

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Supposing you have a lot of anal sex. Would you be more suseptable to having a rectal prolapse when your older?

Supposing you have a lot of anal sex. Would you be more suseptable to having a rectal prolapse when your older?

Not necessarily!: Depends on many variables, but generally not! If lubrication is used with condom and it is not "violent, " and hands are not used...Unlikely! ...Read more

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What is rectal prolapse vs hemorroids and anal swelling?

What is rectal prolapse vs hemorroids and anal swelling?

Rectal prolapse: Is where the entire rectum protrudes through the anus, hemmoroids will just be individual bulges of dilated blood vessels. If there are multiple hemmorhoids the difference can be hard to feel and has to be seen by experienced eyes. ...Read more

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My two year old has a prolapse of his anus after colostomy reversal and it has to be removed is it more cosmetic and will he recover quick?

My two year old has a prolapse of his anus after colostomy reversal and it has to be removed is it more cosmetic and will he recover quick?

Need information: 2 yr will not have surgery unless born with congenital abnormality (born with) like imperforated anus where need to establish ano-rectal continuity or hirspriung cong. A genesis of ganglion, a staged procedure was done, you need to talk to the ped. Surgeon to find ultimate prognosis, results are excellent I recent years due to excellent surgery and post op care. ...Read more

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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

This: This is a complicated problem. Treatment of rectal prolapse with a wire is outdated. An altemeier procedure (perineal rectosigmoidectomy) is usually the procedure of choice. Previous mesh placed in the pelvis, however, will make this procedure next to impossible. If the problem is as bad as it sounds, a low anterior resection with rectopexy will be the best choice. It should be done by an experience colorectal surgeon. Find a new surgeon fast. ...Read more

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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.

To urologist / uro-.: Go to experienced urologist or uro-gynecologist for evaluation and surgical correction with modern available concept and procedures. Remember: Corrective surgery is not to cure, but apply what your body/tissue can do so to put together for better anatomical alignment and functional restoration. And aging will still weaken tissues leading to recurrence. So, be realistic although great improving... ...Read more

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Why do they say that Internal Hemorrhoids usually don't hurt unless they prolapse to the outside, when mine are inside the anal cavity and hurt like h?

Why do they say that Internal Hemorrhoids usually don't hurt unless they prolapse to the outside, when mine are inside the anal cavity and hurt like h?

Usually: Usually means usually, unfortunately, you appear to be the one that they do hurt in. Talk to your Dr, as if the pain is that bad, you can get medications and treatment, even if surgically, to remove and cure the internal hemorrhoids. Good luck to you. ...Read more