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What causes a prolapsed rectum?

What causes a prolapsed rectum?

Loose pelvic muscles: A prolapsed rectum occurs because the supporting muscles and ligaments have loosened due to age, illness of connective tissues, pregnancy, obesity, or other conditions that cause pelvic floor weakness. This needs surgical repair to prevent complications. ...Read more

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Rectum (Definition)

The rectum is the last portion of the GI tract where the colon ends. It is heavily muscled and generally remains contacted to control the colonic contents but is under conscious control when a ...Read more


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Can you tell the difference between prolapsed rectum and hemorroids by sight?

Can you tell the difference between prolapsed rectum and hemorroids by sight?

Yes: A prolapsed rectum wil show concentric rings which are the mucosa, or inner lining, of the rectum. Hemorrhoids are a triangle or star shape and are basically bulging veins. The trained eye can easily distinguish these. See your doctor ...Read more

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How bad does your rectum prolapse have to be in order there to be a surgical procedure?

Rectalprolapse: There should never be rectal prolapse and it should be evaluated by a physician it will only get worse any ulcerations or bleeding have to be addressed immediately as well. ...Read more

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Is "telescoping of the low rectum" the same as or different than rectal prolapse?

Yes and no: Technically rectal prolapse refers when the rectum comes all the way out, this initially starts as internal "prolapse"" which is like a telescoping of the bowel. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a colonoscopy show difference between prolapsed rectum and hemmrhoids?

Not very useful: Rectal prolapse when the last portion of the large intestine protrudes through the anus. Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels that develop in the anus and lower rectum. Early rectal prolapse can mimic internal hemorrhoids making it difficult to tell these. Probably best test is to have a colorectal surgeon conduct exam by bearing down to show the prolapse. Protoscopy and colonoscopy may help. ...Read more

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What is a prolapsed rectum? Most common reasons why it occurs? Is it reversible? Typical treatment?

Lots of questions!: Prolapsed rectum, or procidentia, is when the rectum turns inside out, like a sleeve, and protrudes through the anal opening. Common causes: constipation, pelvic floor dysfunction. Not "reversible" in adults; may be in kids. Treated with surgery if symptoms warrant or complications occur. Four questions, four answers! ...Read more

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Is it possible that the heavy feeling in my rectum after stapler hemorrhoidectomy is a sign of a prolapsed rectum? What can I do? :(

If you had: If you had a prolapsed hemorrhoid you would see a protrusion out of your anus during a mirror examination of your self. Speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an internal prolapse? How can it be identified? I see the inner rectum when straining, is it an internal prolapse?

What are the symptoms of an internal prolapse? How can it be identified? I see the inner rectum when straining, is it an internal prolapse?

Not if...: If it reverses after bowel movement, it is temporary! a true prolapse would remain fixed. I think you should ingest more fiber, to allay the possibility it can happen! ...Read more