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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
Prolapse is actual rectal tissue bulging, prolapsing, telescoping out of the anus.
Hemorrhoids are actual blood vessels of the anal region known as the hemorrhoidal vessels that engorge with blood. As they engorge they place pressure on the nerves causing pain. ...Read more
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
Not high: It's uncommon.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I am 21 and have internal rectal prolapse, should I consider getting surgery? Would it fix the issue, what could go wrong?
Rectal prolapse: Most rectal prolapses cause some external protrusion through the anus and don't require surgery. An internal prolapse is more complicated and requires evaluation and advice by a colorectal surgeon. Avoidance of constipation and avoiding straining for a bowel movement using stool softeners may not be enough to prevent symptoms or further damage. ...Read more
Stool softeners: Stool softeners and laxatives.Get a more detailed answer ›
Absolutely: Rectal prolapse is a mechanical problem in which the rectum turns out at the anus. There is no medical reason one can not get pregnant. Having said that, I would caution about not fixing it before you get pregnant only in that it may get worse with the weight of the baby and the pushing with delivery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It would be rare!: It might be a very uncommon factor, but for the most part no, particularly if a condom with proper lubrication is used! But it can aggravate a pre-existing prolapse! ...Read more
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