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Are There Any Alternative Therapies To Help With Rectal Prolapse
No: For full-thickness rectal prolapse, surgery is the only option that will correct the problem. There are options available. If not corrected, symptoms may worsen as the prolapse weakens the sphincter and the patient develops more symptoms of incontinence which may become irreversible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stool softeners: Stool softeners and laxatives.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends on symptoms: Rectal prolapse is most common in older people, and treatment options take into account a person's medical fitness and suitability for operative treatment. Abdominal surgery approaches have higher risks, but lower recurrence rate. Alternatively, resection through the perineum is lower risk, but has a higher recurrence rate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rectal prolapse: If mild - it can be gently reduced and pushed back in - use a moist washcloth. Stool softeners may help prevent reoccurence. If it continues to prolapse - generally surgery is required to remove the redundant tissue and "tack" the rectum up. Colon and rectal surgeons are probably the best at this type of problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery is the best: Option for treating rectal prolapse. Currently one can have an abdominal approach using minimally invasive techniques with 3-4 small scars. Experienced surgeons will offer laparoscopic or robotic surgery as well as approached from the perineum or around the prolapsed rectum. In general, repairs through the abdomen last longer and are more durable then repairs from the perineum. See attached. ...Read more
I have no money for treatment. I believe I have had internal rectal prolapse. My rectum will be full with no urge to deficate.
see details: No one can tell you anything without an exam. Look for a free clinic in your area. ...Read more
Surgery: If you truly have (full thickness, circumferential) rectal prolapse (not just hemorrhoid or rectal mucosal prolapse), then surgery is the only option, though there are several surgical options, some done through the anus and some done laparoscopically...The latter usually more appropriate for a 45 year old). Failure to correct rectal prolapse leads to more frequent & severe prolapse & incontinence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rectocele: Surgery for rectal prolapse is different then surgery for rectocele. Rectocele can be corrected by vaginal approach and can be considered as outpatient procedure. Rectal prolapse needs to be corrected by abdominal approach and can be performed by laparoscopy or robot-assisted. ...Read more
Bowel control will: Suffer. When the rectum is prolapsing it is stretching the nerves as well as the sphincter muscles which keep stool in. The earlier the repair the less damage to the area. If the prolapse is so large and gets stuck the bowel can get sick and you can get sick from that. ...Read more
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