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Rectal Prolapse (Definition)

Rectal prolapse is 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 cure for rectal prolapse?

What is the cure for rectal prolapse?

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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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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