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Rectal Prolapse (Definition)

Rectal prolapse is a condition where part of the rectum falls down and protrudes ...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 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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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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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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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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What is rectal prolapse?

What is rectal prolapse?

See below: Rectal prolapse occurs when a portion of rectum essentially turns inside out and protrudes through the anus. It is assocated with excessive straining and worsens constipation. It can improve with stool softeners and fiber but often requries surgical correction. ...Read more

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