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Rectal Prolapse (Definition)

A condition where part of the rectum falls down and protrudes ...Read more


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What is treatment for rectal prolapse?

What is treatment for rectal prolapse?

Depends on symptoms: Rectal prolapse is most common in older people, and treatment options take into account a person's medical fitness and suitability for operative treatment. Abdominal surgery approaches have higher risks, but lower recurrence rate. Alternatively, resection through the perineum is lower risk, but has a higher recurrence rate. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for rectal prolapse?

What is the best treatment for rectal prolapse?

Rectal prolapse: If mild - it can be gently reduced and pushed back in - use a moist washcloth. Stool softeners may help prevent reoccurence. If it continues to prolapse - generally surgery is required to remove the redundant tissue and "tack" the rectum up. Colon and rectal surgeons are probably the best at this type of problem. ...Read more

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What is the treatment process for rectal prolapse?

Surgery is the best: Option for treating rectal prolapse. Currently one can have an abdominal approach using minimally invasive techniques with 3-4 small scars. Experienced surgeons will offer laparoscopic or robotic surgery as well as approached from the perineum or around the prolapsed rectum. In general, repairs through the abdomen last longer and are more durable then repairs from the perineum. See attached. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for rectal prolapse?

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 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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How common is it for somebody to get rectal prolapse?

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 more

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What kind of dr would i see to diagnose a rectal prolapse? Are there exercises or non surgical remedies for this?

Colorectal surgeon: To answer your question about prolapse, would see a surgeon with extra training in colorectal diseases. You should be able to get a diagnosis and options. It may also be hemorrhoids for which there are nonsurgical remedies, depending on severity. ...Read more

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Can you get a rectal prolapse from straining really hard once?

No: If this were the case there would be a lot of people with rectal prolapse. I.E. Most of the population. ...Read more

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What is the cure for rectal prolapse?

Operation - usually: Rectal prolapse is a disabling problem that can be corrected with surgery. There are a number of options available. I am a big proponent of laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy for prolapse. ...Read more

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How does a man get an anal or rectal prolapse? Not gay

Straining, genes: Avoid sitting on toilet for prolongedc interval. Avoid constipation. Avoid lifting from a deep squat as this opens up the pelvis more and exhale as you lift. ...Read more

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My 9 yr old has had a rectal prolapse for 2.5 years. seen several surgeons and get different answers. is 2.5 yrs too long for him to have this?

My 9 yr old has had a rectal prolapse for 2.5 years. seen several surgeons and get different answers. is 2.5 yrs too long for him to have this?

Yes: He should see a pediatric GI to rule out things like CF and Ehlers Danlos and then have a regimen to prevent prolapse. The longer, the harder to resolve. ...Read more

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How can a young man have rectal prolapse?

How can a young man have rectal prolapse?

Too much straining: Rectal prolapse is frequently seen in elderly women who have muscle weakness secondary to age and multiple pregnancies. When a young man has rectal prolapse it is nearly almost always due to severe straining when moving her bowels. A stool softener or mild laxative can help. Surgery is an option if nothing else works. If the patient is already incontinent, surgery will not make it better. ...Read more

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Hi, do you think I can fix rectal prolapse by myself?

No: Rectal prolapse happens because the fibers that hold the rectum in place have stretched out. No way to repair this short of surgery. There are several different operations. Find an experienced colon and rectal surgeon who can help you select the best one for you ...Read more

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So the bf caused my rectal prolapse. How do we avoid this?

Change behaviors: Anal intercourse is associated with the development of rectal prolapse. Avoiding this behavior will help. In addition, avoiding constipation and eating a healthy diet can also improve your symptoms. ...Read more