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Rectal Prolapse (Definition)

A condition where part of the rectum falls down and protrudes ...Read more


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Is it possible my herniated and degenerative disc issues in my lower back have caused weak pelvic floor muscles causing a rectal prolapse?

Is it possible my herniated and degenerative disc issues in my lower back have caused weak pelvic floor muscles causing a rectal prolapse?

Lumbar. Degerative d: It is extremely. Unlikely that rectal prolapse is caused or related to lumbar disc problems, get it checked by a specialist of the lower end of the colon . ...Read more

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Is it safe to exercise if you have rectal prolapse or will this make it worse?

Is it safe to exercise if you have  rectal prolapse or will this make it worse?

Exercises: Avoid abrupt, heavy weight lifting and bouncing. Pelvic tilt exercises, abdominal strengthening, inner thigh exercises and slow lunges all improve pelvic floor muscles. ...Read more

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What kind of dr would i see to diagnose a rectal prolapse? Are there exercises or non surgical remedies for this?

Colorectal surgeon: To answer your question about prolapse, would see a surgeon with extra training in colorectal diseases. You should be able to get a diagnosis and options. It may also be hemorrhoids for which there are nonsurgical remedies, depending on severity. ...Read more

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Can kegel exercises prevent early rectal prolapse from continuing?

Can kegel exercises prevent early rectal prolapse from continuing?

Probably not ...: Kegel exercise, of no doubt, will strengthen the muscle power around the anus and pelvic floor of men or women. But its preventive effect has not been studied for teenagers, as I have known. Remember everything happening to us always results from multiple factors although some factors may be identified as precipitating ones. Meanwhile, practice healthy lifestyle and avoid overindulgence... ...Read more

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Is rectal prolapse fixed if you can push it back inside?

Nope!: Pushing it back inside s called reduction of the prolapse. Fixation is required surgically. The natural history of prolapse is that it falls back out. Most prolapsing tissue is actually hemorrhoidal. See your doctor to make sure you have the right diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wlk and stand for up to an hour following laproscopic rectal prolapse surgery? Also, is it normal to experience bleeding/a smear or so?

Is it safe to wlk and stand for up to an hour following laproscopic rectal prolapse surgery?  Also, is it normal to experience bleeding/a smear or so?

YES: Yes, early ambulation is key to most Surgical procedures to prevent DVT, pneumonia, ileus etc... If a resection was done with the surgery you had, there will always be a small amount of bleeding early on with BMs ...Read more

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I have a rectal prolapse with the rectum pushing out into the vagina when the rectum is full, I have been doing pelvic floor exercises?

I have a rectal prolapse with the rectum pushing out into the vagina when the rectum is full, I have been doing pelvic floor exercises?

Rectocele: Technically rectal prolapse is defined as when all the layers of the rectum come out beyond the anal verge, what you describe sounds more like a rectocele. Usually a colon and rectal surgeon will work this up with a voiding proctogram, and depending on findings may refer you for biofeedback to re teach you to relax your pelvic floor muscles. ...Read more

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My 13 month old daughter has rectal prolapse. Her pediatrician said as long as it goes back in, not to worry. Should we see a pediatric gi?

My 13 month old daughter has rectal prolapse. Her pediatrician said as long as it goes back in, not to worry. Should we see a pediatric gi?

Ped rectal prolapse: Rectal prolapse in 13 month old infant can be due to many causes.Like structural problem of digestive system, increased abdominal pressure, hirschsprung disease, ehler danlos syndrome, short or long term diarrhea, cystic fibrosis, parasitic diseases, pelvic floor weakness etc.Your pediatrician has examined the baby and he may be right but there is no harm in consulting a ped GI specialist for peace of mi. ...Read more

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I have rectal ulcer with rectal prolapse am taking pentasa (mesalamine) for 3 months but my doctor advise me to do pelvic floor exercises why? And how to do it ?

I have rectal ulcer with rectal prolapse am taking pentasa (mesalamine) for 3 months but my doctor advise me to do pelvic floor exercises why? And how to do it ?

Pelvic strengthen : You have rectal prolapse. Your doctor wants you to strengthen your supporting muscles so perhaps your prolapse will not recur. Ask your doctor for help and use your local library for pelvis exercise books. If it recurs you may need surgery. Try amazon books? Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Very mild rectal prolapse at 21 years old, how to tell if it's serious?

Keep stools soft: Avoid straining or sitting in a crouched position (toileting, squatting) for long- it opens up the pelvis and puts additional pressure on the rectum. Avoid anal intercourse. It could just be hemmorhoids instead of rectal prolapse. Sometimes docs say rectal prolapse when they mean rectocele a bulge of rectum in the vagina. Rectal prolapse its falling through your anus and any progression- see doc. ...Read more

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Can rectal prolapse be cured without a surgery. I'm a male 24 years old?

Can rectal prolapse be cured without a surgery. I'm a male 24 years old?

No: The connective tissue fibers that should hold the rectum in place in the pelvis have broken or you would not have prolapse. No other therapy can replace these. There are several different surgical options. An experienced colon and rectal surgeon can review your case and explain the options. ...Read more

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Can sitting and reading on the toilet for too long cause rectal prolapse?

Hemmorhoids too: There are much more comfortable and sanitary places to read. Sitting on the toilet spreads the cheeks and opens things up a bit so yes it can contribute. Try a brisk walk or even a jog to help stimulate a "movement" if that's the issue and avoid holding it in when u could just head to take care of it. ...Read more

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Compare rectocele and rectal prolapse?

Vaginal vs. Anal: A rectocele is bulging of the rectum towards the vagina (thus creating a "bulge" in the vagina, and possibly difficulties having a bowel movement). It is due to a weakening of the connective tissue between the rectum and vagina. Rectal prolapse is a condition in which the rectum loses its normal attachments inside the body, allowing it to telescope out through the anus, thereby turning it “inside out”. ...Read more

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