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

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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Rectal Prolapse (Definition)

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


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I think I have a rectal prolapse, can I leave it or do I need to see a doctor immediately?

I think I have a rectal prolapse, can I leave it or do I need to see a doctor immediately?

Rectal prolapse: It is unusual to have a rectal prolapse at your age but I would let a doctor have a look so that you get a correct diagnosis ...Read more

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I have rectal ulcer with rectal prolapse am taking pentasa (mesalamine) for 3 months but my doctor advise me to do pelvic floor exercises why? And how to do it ?

I have rectal ulcer with rectal prolapse am taking pentasa (mesalamine) for 3 months but my doctor advise me to do pelvic floor exercises why? And how to do it ?

Pelvic strengthen : You have rectal prolapse. Your doctor wants you to strengthen your supporting muscles so perhaps your prolapse will not recur. Ask your doctor for help and use your local library for pelvis exercise books. If it recurs you may need surgery. Try amazon books? Hope this helps. ...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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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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How common is rectal prolapse? Can it be caused by diarrhea? Can it come and go? Can it be related to obesity?

How common is rectal prolapse? Can it be caused by diarrhea? Can it come and go? Can it be related to obesity?

Rectal prolapse: Rectal prolapse is not common. According to uptodate literature reviews, the incidence is 0.25 to 0.42% in the adult population, and prevalence is estimated at 1% in adults over age 65. I agree with dr. Jacobson that chronic diarrhea is a risk factor. Other risk factors include female gender, multiparity with vaginal delivery, prior pelvic surgery, chronc constipation & straining, etc. ...Read more

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I have a rectal prolapse that comes out whenever I go to the. Bathroom . Lately I have been bleeding from my vagina when this happens. ?

I have a rectal prolapse that comes out whenever I go to the. Bathroom . Lately I have been bleeding  from my vagina when this happens. ?

Vaginal bleeding: You need to be seen by the Gastroenterologist to do a more thorough evaluation of the prolapse. ...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 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