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How is rectal prolapse diagnosed?

How is rectal prolapse diagnosed?

Examination: Rectal prolapse can be internal and not visible or external and visible. If external, it is usually obvious. You can see and feel a round lump of tissue the size of a base ball that you can push back in at the anus. Internal is seen on dynamic MRI or video defecography. Surgery is almost always indicated, but see you colorectal surgeon to discuss option. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Beard
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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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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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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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What is a rectal prolapse???

Rectum falls out: The entire rectum loosens and protrudes through the anus. I looks like a cauliflower hanging out of your anus. This requires surgical repair by a general or colorectal surgeon ...Read more

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How do you fix rectal prolapse?

Surgery: Pelvic prolapse, and, specifically, rectal prolapse, can be caused by: pregnancy, childbirth, obesity, menopause, chronic cough (asthma), to name a few. The only effective and long-term treatment is surgery, but this is almost always out-patient, with a fairly quick recovery. ...Read more

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Hi dr wt mean by rectal prolapse?

Falling out: Prolapse of the rectum is basically when the tissue that lines the rectum falls down and out the anus. Almost like a sleeve that turns inside out and falls down. Sometimes due to straining as with chronic constipation, othertimes due to collagen problems. Many reasons that this can happen, though it is rare. ...Read more

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Could rectal prolapse be dangerous?

Yes: Depending on its extent, it can be. It can lead to necrosis of the wall of the rectum. Also bleeding can occur. ...Read more

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What causes rectal prolapse in men?

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

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What are symptoms of rectal prolapse?

Anal mass: Rectal prolapse is the passage of a part of the rectum out through the anus. The patient usually becomes aware of something hanging out when it is time to wipe. Early on it may "reduce", or go back in, on it's own but as it enlarges it may need to be pushed back. Initially will only come out with bowel movements but later will come out with coughing etc. Usually will need surgery. ...Read more

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What to do if I have rectal prolapse?

Avoid straining: reduce the prolapse as quickly as you can and see a colon and rectal surgeon to determine further management and possible surgery if it is a true rectal prolapse ...Read more