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Are there any alternative therapies to help with rectal prolapse?

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Dr. Donald Kim
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

For full-thickness rectal prolapse, surgery is the only option that will correct the problem. There are options available.
If not corrected, symptoms may worsen as the prolapse weakens the sphincter and the patient develops more symptoms of incontinence which may become irreversible.

In brief: No

For full-thickness rectal prolapse, surgery is the only option that will correct the problem. There are options available.
If not corrected, symptoms may worsen as the prolapse weakens the sphincter and the patient develops more symptoms of incontinence which may become irreversible.
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Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends on cause

You will first need to focus on the cause and get that resolved.
Most herbal remedies are related to keeping your stool soft and soothe the local area discomfort. In general they do not 'cure' rectal prolapse. Biofeedback, acupuncture and muscle stimulation can be helpful for the same reasons.

In brief: It depends on cause

You will first need to focus on the cause and get that resolved.
Most herbal remedies are related to keeping your stool soft and soothe the local area discomfort. In general they do not 'cure' rectal prolapse. Biofeedback, acupuncture and muscle stimulation can be helpful for the same reasons.
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
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Dr. Scott Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology

In brief: Not really

Keep the stools soft.
Avoid straining especially in a squatted position. Avoid prolonged squatting on toilet.

In brief: Not really

Keep the stools soft.
Avoid straining especially in a squatted position. Avoid prolonged squatting on toilet.
Dr. Scott Beard
Dr. Scott Beard
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