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. .
There are a few..... Possibilities. Repairs are based on age and co-morbidities - how frail someone is. In general, i prefer laparoscopic repair of the prolapse through the abdomen - even in the elderly! if a patient is too sick to have general anesthesia - i offer a perineal approach - a repair through the rectum. This type of repair is not as durable as the abdominal approach but works very well.