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Rectal Prolapse (Definition)

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


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Are the symptoms of rectal prolapse bad?

Evaluation: First you need evaluation to differentiate mucosal prolapse from true complete rectal prolapse. If surgery is required after medical management fails, the correct surgery will be anything from a hemorrhoidectomy to an abdominal procedure and partial colon resection. So, please be sure of the diagnosis before consenting to surgery. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have rectal prolapse?

Use a mirror: Rectal prolapse is unusual in a 31 year old, but it can occur. When sitting on the toilet, if you think it is a prolapse, look with a pirror or take a picture. A rectal prolapse will be a circular piece of tissue hanging out of the anus. If present see a surgeon. ...Read more

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Where does it pouch to if a rectal prolapse?

Please re-ask: Your question is important, but i don't quite understand. Please re-state. ...Read more

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How would a young man have a rectal prolapse?

Rectal prolapse: Rectal prolapse is uncommon in young people. It is more frequent in elderly patients particularly after major weight loss.Diarrhea or constipation is predisposing factor. There is some association with malignancy. Treatment needs to correct the predisposing factor, to encourage weight gain, avoidance of constipation. Patients refractory to conservative treatment wil need surgery. ...Read more

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I think I have a rectal prolapse, what do you suggest?

I think I have a rectal prolapse, what do you suggest?

Evaluation: First you need evaluation to differentiate mucosal prolapse from true complete rectal prolapse. If surgery is required after medical management fails, the correct surgery will be anything from a hemorrhoidectomy to an abdominal procedure and partial colon resection. So, please be sure of the diagnosis before consenting to surgery. See a colorectal surgeon for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of an Internal rectal prolapse ?

What are symptoms of an 
Internal rectal prolapse ?

A rectal prolapse: occurs when part or all of the wall of the rectum slides out of place, sometimes protruding from the anus. In an internal prolapse, the rectum does not protrude outside the anus. There may be some pain and changes in stool consistency or passage. Treatment involves changes in diet or sexual practices, medicine such as stool softener, or surgery depending on severity. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Rectal prolapse?

What is the definition or description of: Rectal prolapse?

Rectal prolapse: Rectal prolapse = a terminal portion of the large intestine drops outside of the anus. ...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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Is surgery necessary for rectal prolapse?

Up to patient: True rectal prolapse which means the rectum literally falls out of the body is rarely dangerous but causes significant symptoms. If the rectum gets caught outside it can begin to die and require emergency surgery but this is unusual. On the other hand the only way to correct or get rid of the prolapse is surgery, and there are MANY procedures that are available. Must consult Colorectal Surgeon ...Read more

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How long will rectal prolapse surgery last?

Type of repair: A simple midlinie repair will last 3 to 5 years in 70% of patients. A site-specific repair with ligament support will last much longer. ...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

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How to treat the early stages of rectal prolapse?

Kegel's exercises: Avoid constipation and heavy lifting. Start a regimen of pelvic floor exercises severaltimes dailyto improve the muscle tone around the rectum. ...Read more

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How is recovery from surgery for rectal prolapse?

Not bad: It partly depends on how bad the prolapse was and how well the muscles that control bowel movements are working. Generally pain is not bad and the main issues are managing diet and laxatives to achieve a good result. Results are pretty good but not perfect. Over time constipation and incontinence might continue to be somewhat of a problem. ...Read more

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Should i go to school if I have a rectal prolapse?

As long: Aas you can reduce the prolapse after a bm and do not have excessive soilage issues, going to school is not a problem. But if the prolpase continues, the sooner you get it confirmed and treated the better the long term result you will have. Long term prolapse can be associated with loss of sphincter muscle tone and hence can cause variable degrees of incontinence. ...Read more

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How does having diahrea often causes rectal prolapse?

Doesn't: Not a factor predisposing to rectal prolapse, constiaption is thugh. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for rectal prolapse surgery?

What is the recovery time for rectal prolapse surgery?

Rectocele?: Rectocele is often called rectal prolapse but not quite the same thing it's a bulge of the rectum into the vagina and a vaginal surgery with recovery to full activity @6-8weeks but light duty in1-2 weeks. True rectal prolapse is prolapse through the anus and can be done abdominally vaginally or rectally with big differences in recovery and long term success. ...Read more

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