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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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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
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
I am 20 years old and have been diagnosed with a prolapse of my small and large intestine. Will having anal sex worsen the prolapse?
I was diagnosed w an anal fissure. No bleeding, & prolapsed hemorrhoid. Being treated now w nifedipine. Thinking its the prolapse. Burning so bad?
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
Unlikely: You would have to do some major damage with a large vibrator to do that! ...Read more
There is potential: For rectal/anal damage with this scenario.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
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
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
I just had hemmorhoid surgery and I have swelling around my anus. Looks like new hemmorhoids or prolapse?
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
Defecography test shows hernia& my smallbowel pushing into cul de sac& prolapsing thru anus. What does this mean? What's the medical term for this?
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
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
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
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
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