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What is rectal prolapse vs hemorroids and anal swelling?

What is rectal prolapse vs hemorroids and anal swelling?

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

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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


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What is the difference between rectal prolapse and hemorrhoids?

What is the difference between rectal prolapse and hemorrhoids?

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 more

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Please help! what is the difference between a rectal prolapse to hemorrhoids?

Please help! what is the difference between a rectal prolapse to hemorrhoids?

Anatomy: 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

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How can I tell the difference between a hemorrhoid and a mucosal (partial) prolapse through self examination?

How can I tell the difference between a hemorrhoid and a mucosal (partial) prolapse through self examination?

Tough to tell: This is sometimes a tough question for medical professionals to answer. Severe hemorrhoids can have the look of a prolapse. If you are asking this question, you should make an appointment with a GI doctor or a general surgeon. ...Read more

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Can rectal prolapse make you sick if untreated?

Can rectal prolapse make you sick if untreated?

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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What can be done for rectal prolapse when your older?

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 more

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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

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Can rectal prolapse affect the way one walks?

Can rectal prolapse affect the way one walks?

Yes: Yes, it can definitely cause discomfort and pain and interfere with walking. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Beard
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Rectal Prolapse (Definition)

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