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What Is The Difference Between Hemorrhoids And Rectal Prolapse
Rectal prolapse: Is where the entire rectum protrudes through the anus, hemmoroids will just be individual bulges of dilated blood vessels. If there are multiple hemmorhoids the difference can be hard to feel and has to be seen by experienced eyes. ...Read more
Different conditions: Rectal prolapse involves the abnormal movement of the lining of the rectum to outside the anus. Hemorrhoid are dilated veins in the anus and rectum. Either condition may result in discomfort near the rectum or rectal bleeing. Rectal prolapse may require surgical treatment, hemmorrhoids can be treated with creams, placement of bands or surgery if severe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I tell the difference between a hemorrhoid and a mucosal (partial) prolapse through self examination?
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
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Surgery : Well, usually, when you have a true rectal prolapse, surgery is the way to fix it. It can be fixed through the rectum or through the abdomen and each ones of the techniques have their own advantages and disadvantages. But overall, is a problem that needs surgical correction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unexpected spontaneous rectal prolapse while tobagganing..What should be the first response action?
Don't panic : While this is certainly surprising ; scary it is fixable. Try taking a warm bath and when you are relaxed, gently try to reduce it. If it won't reduce or it swells and becomes painful, seek immediate medical attention. If it does reduce, you should see a urogynecologist or cool-rectal surgeon. ...Read more