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Bowel Prolapse In Children
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Yes: Keeping stools soft is important factor in avoiding prolapse, the size of stool not so much as the hardness/straining. ...Read more
Pressure in rectum during/following recent bout of constipation. Normal bm with some ball turds here and there. Colon/rectal cancer? Hemorrhoid?
Constipation: Common things being common, you are unlikely to have colon cancer or prostate issues at your age. Constipation is another issue, and i suspect you've still got it. Retained hard stool in your rectum may be causing your symptoms, or a hemorrhoid caused by straining. Try a laxative, lots of water, and adding more fiber to your diet. ...Read more
Can recurrent cystitis be a clue to problems in small/large bowel? I have very slow transit in bowel "lazy bowel" and crohn's under control
Is surgery needed for spastic diverticulosis + severe narrowing of luminal + severe diverticulosis in a patiient with IBS. Colonostopy +Barium failed?
Surgery not for IBS: This may only be a partial answer to your question. Surgery is not indicated for IBS or "spastic colon". IBS is a functional disorder and cannot be cured by the knife. It must be managed in more conservative ways. Now if there is luminal narrowing of your colon, you must get seen to find out why and it is possible that surgical intervention may help depending on the etiology. ...Read more
A 17 year olds sysmptoms :change in bowel movement constipation narrow stools small black dots in stool tight abdomen mild stomach pain colon cancer?
Needs eval : This isn't a usual presentation for colon cancer, since it's usually without symptoms, and doesn't happen to 17 year olds very often. There are a lot of colon conditions that need to be considered by a doctor in person to figure this one out which i'd suggest you get done early next week. ...Read more
Male-40, diagnosed spastic colon or IBS as teenager (freq, urgent variety), last few years swings of constipation, more recently... Mucus in stool?
Always an issue with: recurrent &/or chronic ?es in intra-abdominal pressure inducing the uterus to descend through the large bony pelvis opening through the pelvic diaphragm muscles which cross the opening, typically larger in women than men. Spina bifida may compromise muscle control/contraction. Study: both "Clinical Anatomy " & "Abnormalities of Pelvic Support" on glowm.com & other anatomy websites for some basics. ...Read more
Doubtful: Spina bifida occulta is usually just a failure of the arch of the most inferior vertebrae to form fully. It is almost never associated with bowel and bladder dysfunction. That being said, if you are suspicious with persistent symptoms, see your family md for evaluation and possibly an MRI to rule this out. ...Read more
Grrr sounds and gas in sigmoid colon. Burning bowel movements. Minute scale of blood in stool. Can c.diff cause these? Any other conditions?
Meds?: Medications might be the cause.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes/No: Adenomas which are dysplatic polyps that increase the risk for colorectal cancer are not commonly found in children. However wit peutz-jeghers syndrome and juvenile polyposis, children may have colon polyps with cancer risks. Isolated juvenile polyps (hamartomas) of the colon are common (occurring in 1 to 2 percent of children), usually solitary, and are no risk for cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Straing or rectal ma: Rectal prolapse is not common in men but when it occurs, it is usually from chronic diarrhea and straining at the stool. Rectal prolapse should usually be repaired by an experienced surgeon as there are several different techniques which can be applied depending on patient factors such as age, debility, assessment of anal sphincter tone and squeeze, etc. Colonoscopy is necessary. ...Read more
Is it possible to repair a bladder and bowel prolapse without using mesh - given the issues that have developed using mesh?
It is possible: It is possible to repair bladder and bowel prolapses without the mesh, however the duration of the repair will be dependent on the tensile strength of the suture that is used. So many younger surgeons were trained using the mesh that you might have to find a older more experienced surgeon to do a repair in that fashion without the mesh. Also ask the MD what is his/her failure rates with the repai ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Ligament non support: The most common reasons for all to prolapse together is injury during childbirth, heavy lifting of objects, and a loss of the supporting ligaments and tissues of the pelvis. ...Read more
History of miscarriage.1live birth.Will a bladder and bowel prolapse prevent me from another ivf transfer for no 2.Can prolapse cause a miscarriage?
Can kegel exercises reverse a bladder and bowel prolapse - mild to moderate caused by pregnancy? Will stopping breastfeeding help?
Here are some ...: Everything happening in your pelvis is not uncommon in few women after childbirths and could not be cured but managed with procedures after balancing the equation between medical necessity and professional possibilities. Pelvic floor muscle exercise (Kegel's) wouldn't reverse but may ease the pace of worseing & breastfeeding wouldn't help pelvic floor muscle weakness. The culprit is childbirth &.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 weeks post op from rectal prolapse surgery having rectal bleeding with bowel movements and bulge inside rectum. Is this a sign my sutures have bust.?
Why does partial rectal prolapse tend to resolve on its own in children, but for adults, surgery is usually needed? Is this true for all ages of adults
Rectal prolapse: Rectal prolapse in an adult often requires surgery because it is actually caused by broken connective tissue or stretched tissue. This is not the case in children . If the rectum actually everts out of the anus in an adult the colorectal surgeon can remove and repair the defect and often preserve normal sphincter function. If you have rectal prolapse you should see a colorectal surgeon nearby. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: Variable. From not significant to serious complications, dependent upon degree.Can be minimal or minor requiring no treatment. Many procedures available to treat, from minor surgery to major surgery, with varying results. Complex question requiring consultation with colorectal specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Problem bulge: Prevention with stool softeners is the start. Once advanced enough it is treated surgically. Most of the time it is a bulge into the vagina (rectocele) and an outpatient vaginal surgery. A true prolapse of the rectum through the anus is rare and can be treated rectally, abdominally or vaginally. Vaginal surgery reduces the vaginal bulge and builds up the tissue b/w the anus and vagina to bolster. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection,Recurrence: There are many different types of operations to treat rectal prolapse, most of which involve removing the redundant segment of intestine; there is a risk of infection associated with any bowel resection. These operations have varying rates of prolapse recurrence, depending on the technique. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: Rectal prolapse is a mechanical problem in which the rectum turns out at the anus. There is no medical reason one can not get pregnant. Having said that, i would caution about not fixing it before you get pregnant only in that it may get worse with the weight of the baby and the pushing with delivery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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