Top
10
Doctor insights on: Rectal Prolapse Surgery Recovery Time

Share
1

1
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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Scott Beard
144 doctors shared insights

Rectal Prolapse (Definition)

Rectal prolapse is a condition where part of the rectum falls down and protrudes ...Read more


2

2
How is recovery from surgery for rectal prolapse?

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

3

3
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

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
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

6

6
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

8

8
What are the risks of rectal prolapse surgery?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
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