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Is rectal prolapse the same as hemorrhoids?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Depends

Hemorrhoidal prolapse is prolapse of the mucosa which is the superficial layer of the rectum. Complete rectal prolapse is full thickness and involves all layers of the rectum. Hemorrhoidectomy will not resolve a complete rectal prolapse.
See a colorectal surgeon to determine the extent of the prolapse.

In brief: Depends

Hemorrhoidal prolapse is prolapse of the mucosa which is the superficial layer of the rectum. Complete rectal prolapse is full thickness and involves all layers of the rectum. Hemorrhoidectomy will not resolve a complete rectal prolapse.
See a colorectal surgeon to determine the extent of the prolapse.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine

In brief: Rectal prolapse

Rectal prolapse is different from hemorrhoids.
A thorough exam is required to differentiate this.

In brief: Rectal prolapse

Rectal prolapse is different from hemorrhoids.
A thorough exam is required to differentiate this.
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
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