What is rectal prolapse?

See below. Rectal prolapse occurs when a portion of rectum essentially turns inside out and protrudes through the anus. It is assocated with excessive straining and worsens constipation. It can improve with stool softeners and fiber but often requries surgical correction.
Turns inside out. Rectal prolapse is the process of the rectum folding inside itself then passing out the anus. It tends to get larger over time. Initially it may pull back in on its own but eventually will need to be pushed back in. It can stretch the sphincter muscles and the nerve leading to problems with bowel control. Surgery is usually needed but can now be done laparoscopically in most cases.

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What is a rectal prolapse???

Rectum falls out. The entire rectum loosens and protrudes through the anus. I looks like a cauliflower hanging out of your anus. This requires surgical repair by a general or colorectal surgeon.

What's rectal prolapse effect on moving bowels?

None usually. Rectal prolapse is where the rectum falls through the anus. Sometimes it results from constipation. A rectocele is a bulge from the vagina and stool can get stuck in it.

What are symptoms of rectal prolapse?

Constipation. Constipation, straining and often you can feel part of your rectum bulging through the anus during bowel movements.
Anal mass. Rectal prolapse is the passage of a part of the rectum out through the anus. The patient usually becomes aware of something hanging out when it is time to wipe. Early on it may "reduce", or go back in, on it's own but as it enlarges it may need to be pushed back. Initially will only come out with bowel movements but later will come out with coughing etc. Usually will need surgery.

What's the outcome of rectal prolapse?

Variable. Variable. From not significant to serious complications, dependent upon degree. Can be minimal or minor requiring no treatment. Many procedures available to treat, from minor surgery to major surgery, with varying results. Complex question requiring consultation with colorectal specialist.

What is treatment for rectal prolapse?

Several. Anal surgery, vaginal surgery, laparoscopic and abdominal. I presented a vaginal technique last year at augs. The others are have varying degrees of success- better as more invasive.
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.

What are symptoms of rectal prolapse in vagina? Is feeling like you have to fart or poop during sex be a symptom?

Rectocele. You are likely referring to what is called a rectocele. A rectocele is when the rectum bulges up into the vagina. The most common symptom is constipation. An Obgyn can easily diagnosis a rectocele with a pelvic exam.

What are your symptoms of rectal prolapse?

None usually. Rectal prolapse is where the rectum falls through the anus. Sometimes it results from constipation. A rectocele is a bulge from the vagina and stool can get stuck in it.