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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
The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...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?
Depends: Hemorrhoidal prolapse is prolapse of the mucosa which is the superficial layer of the rectum. Complete rectal prolapse is full thickness and involves all layers of the rectum. Hemorrhoidectomy will not resolve a complete rectal prolapse. See a colorectal surgeon to determine the extent of the prolapse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery: If you truly have (full thickness, circumferential) rectal prolapse (not just hemorrhoid or rectal mucosal prolapse), then surgery is the only option, though there are several surgical options, some done through the anus and some done laparoscopically...The latter usually more appropriate for a 45 year old). Failure to correct rectal prolapse leads to more frequent & severe prolapse & incontinence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My boyfriend noticed that my anus looks different, like there is something protruding. It's pretty slight. Is this rectal prolapse? And is it serious?
Rectal prolapse: Rectal prolapse typically occurs in elderly woman and is usually associated with such symptoms as pain, bleeding, and seepage. Although it can occur at any age, it is unlikely you have this condition. If something is protruding it most likely is a hemorrhoid which is not serious. However a rectal exam should be performed to rule out other causes. ...Read more
What kind of dr would i see to diagnose a rectal prolapse? Are there exercises or non surgical remedies for this?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uncommon: Full rectal prolapse is uncommon but not rare. More common in women, especially with prgenancy or birth issues. Related to lack of pelvic support; can be seen in patients with certain parasitic infections (whipworm), patients in chronic psychiatric hospitals. May be related to pelvic organ prolapse (uterine prolapse), rectocele, cystocele, solitary rectal ulcer. Treatable, may need surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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