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Doctor insights on: I Just Had A Rectal Prolapse Does It Go Away On Its Ownis Their A Cure Or Am Im On Risk On Having It Over An Over Again

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Dr. Scott Beard
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Rectal Prolapse (Definition)

A condition where part of the rectum falls down and protrudes ...Read more


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Do symptoms like rectal prolapse go away quickly?

Probably not: Rectal prolapse usually occurs over time and is a progressive problem. There may be an underlying cause for the prolapse. You need to be seen by your primary doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can rectal prolapse be cured without a surgery. I'm a male 24 years old?

Can rectal prolapse be cured without a surgery. I'm a male 24 years old?

No: The connective tissue fibers that should hold the rectum in place in the pelvis have broken or you would not have prolapse. No other therapy can replace these. There are several different surgical options. An experienced colon and rectal surgeon can review your case and explain the options. ...Read more

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What is the cure for rectal prolapse?

What is the cure for rectal prolapse?

Operation - usually: Rectal prolapse is a disabling problem that can be corrected with surgery. There are a number of options available. I am a big proponent of laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy for prolapse. ...Read more

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I am 21 and have internal rectal prolapse, should I consider getting surgery? Would it fix the issue, what could go wrong?

Rectal prolapse: Most rectal prolapses cause some external protrusion through the anus and don't require surgery. An internal prolapse is more complicated and requires evaluation and advice by a colorectal surgeon. Avoidance of constipation and avoiding straining for a bowel movement using stool softeners may not be enough to prevent symptoms or further damage. ...Read more

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What can I do for my rectal prolapse without going to a doctor?

Variable: Some people with rectal prolapse will have pain with bowel movements, most will have occasional bright red blood from the rectum due to irritation of the prolapsed rectal mucosa, and many will have soiling or a mucous type discharge from the prolapse. Stool softeners and increased fiber in the diet may help, but significant rectal prolapse often requires surgical correction. ...Read more

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Should I go to school if I have a rectal prolapse?

As long: Aas you can reduce the prolapse after a bm and do not have excessive soilage issues, going to school is not a problem. But if the prolpase continues, the sooner you get it confirmed and treated the better the long term result you will have. Long term prolapse can be associated with loss of sphincter muscle tone and hence can cause variable degrees of incontinence. ...Read more

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What are treatments/surgery for my rectal prolapse and rectocele? I'm 77.

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

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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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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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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

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What's the outcome of rectal prolapse?

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 more

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Are the symptoms of rectal prolapse bad?

Evaluation: First you need evaluation to differentiate mucosal prolapse from true complete rectal prolapse. If surgery is required after medical management fails, the correct surgery will be anything from a hemorrhoidectomy to an abdominal procedure and partial colon resection. So, please be sure of the diagnosis before consenting to surgery. ...Read more

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How to ease the pain of rectal prolapse?

How to ease the pain of rectal prolapse?

Medications and/or: Surgery should help. Otc nsaids or prescription narcotics can alleviate the pain. God bless u! http://www. Fascrs. Org/patients/conditions/rectal_prolapse/. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have rectal prolapse?

Use a mirror: Rectal prolapse is unusual in a 31 year old, but it can occur. When sitting on the toilet, if you think it is a prolapse, look with a pirror or take a picture. A rectal prolapse will be a circular piece of tissue hanging out of the anus. If present see a surgeon. ...Read more

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How is rectal prolapse generally treated?

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 more

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How can a young man have rectal prolapse?

How can a young man have rectal prolapse?

Too much straining: Rectal prolapse is frequently seen in elderly women who have muscle weakness secondary to age and multiple pregnancies. When a young man has rectal prolapse it is nearly almost always due to severe straining when moving her bowels. A stool softener or mild laxative can help. Surgery is an option if nothing else works. If the patient is already incontinent, surgery will not make it better. ...Read more

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What are your symptoms of rectal prolapse?

None usually: Rectal prolapse is where the rectum falls through the anus. Sometimes it results from constipation. A rectocele is a bulge from the vagina and stool can get stuck in it. ...Read more

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Where does it pouch to if a rectal prolapse?

Please re-ask: Your question is important, but I don't quite understand. Please re-state. ...Read more

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How would a young man have a rectal prolapse?

Rectal prolapse: Rectal prolapse is uncommon in young people. It is more frequent in elderly patients particularly after major weight loss. Diarrhea or constipation is predisposing factor. There is some association with malignancy. Treatment needs to correct the predisposing factor, to encourage weight gain, avoidance of constipation. Patients refractory to conservative treatment wil need surgery. ...Read more

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Can rectal prolapse make you sick if untreated?

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