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What is a rectal prolapse???

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

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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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?

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 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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I think I have a rectal prolapse since I gained 20 lbs. Could it be from that?

Unclear.: Weight gain can put more pressure on many areas of the body, including joints as well as the pelvic floor. Tissue prolapse in the anal area may be hemorrhoidal; you will need to see your physician for diagnosis. Weight gain may cause a true rectal prolapse to become more apparent, but cannot cause a prolapse if none was present before. ...Read more

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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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Is surgery necessary for rectal prolapse?

Up to patient: True rectal prolapse which means the rectum literally falls out of the body is rarely dangerous but causes significant symptoms. If the rectum gets caught outside it can begin to die and require emergency surgery but this is unusual. On the other hand the only way to correct or get rid of the prolapse is surgery, and there are MANY procedures that are available. Must consult Colorectal Surgeon ...Read more

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How successful is rectal prolapse surgery?

How successful is rectal prolapse surgery?

Usually works: Rectal prolapse is usually vastly improved with surgery. Consult your surgeon for his specific numbers. ...Read more

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How long will rectal prolapse surgery last?

Type of repair: A simple midlinie repair will last 3 to 5 years in 70% of patients. A site-specific repair with ligament support will last much longer. ...Read more

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Can rectal prolapse affect the way one walks?

Can rectal prolapse affect the way one walks?

Yes: Yes, it can definitely cause discomfort and pain and interfere with walking. ...Read more

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How to treat the early stages of rectal prolapse?

Kegel's exercises: Avoid constipation and heavy lifting. Start a regimen of pelvic floor exercises severaltimes dailyto improve the muscle tone around the rectum. ...Read more

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How is recovery from surgery for rectal prolapse?

Not bad: It partly depends on how bad the prolapse was and how well the muscles that control bowel movements are working. Generally pain is not bad and the main issues are managing diet and laxatives to achieve a good result. Results are pretty good but not perfect. Over time constipation and incontinence might continue to be somewhat of a problem. ...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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Am I feeling pressure or do I have a rectal prolapse?

Not sure: Rectal prolapse has the rectum folding inside out and protruding out your anus. ...Read more

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How does having diahrea often causes rectal prolapse?

Doesn't: Not a factor predisposing to rectal prolapse, constiaption is thugh. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for rectal prolapse surgery?

What is the recovery time for rectal prolapse surgery?

Rectocele?: Rectocele is often called rectal prolapse but not quite the same thing it's a bulge of the rectum into the vagina and a vaginal surgery with recovery to full activity @6-8weeks but light duty in1-2 weeks. True rectal prolapse is prolapse through the anus and can be done abdominally vaginally or rectally with big differences in recovery and long term success. ...Read more

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Very mild rectal prolapse at 21 years old, how to tell if it's serious?

Keep stools soft: Avoid straining or sitting in a crouched position (toileting, squatting) for long- it opens up the pelvis and puts additional pressure on the rectum. Avoid anal intercourse. It could just be hemmorhoids instead of rectal prolapse. Sometimes docs say rectal prolapse when they mean rectocele a bulge of rectum in the vagina. Rectal prolapse its falling through your anus and any progression- see doc. ...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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Can sitting and reading on the toilet for too long cause rectal prolapse?

Hemmorhoids too: There are much more comfortable and sanitary places to read. Sitting on the toilet spreads the cheeks and opens things up a bit so yes it can contribute. Try a brisk walk or even a jog to help stimulate a "movement" if that's the issue and avoid holding it in when u could just head to take care of it. ...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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In continuation of my previous question what is the remedy for this rectal prolapse please.

Surgical: There are numerous procedures depending on the amount of prolapse you have. The most popular is a low anterior colon resection ...Read more