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4 weeks post op from rectal prolapse surgery having rectal bleeding with bowel movements and bulge inside rectum. Is this a sign my sutures have bust.?

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Dr. Donald Kim
Surgery - Colorectal
5 doctors agree

In brief: Doubtful

Depends on type of surgery.
This is best evaluated by the surgeon who performed your surgery.

In brief: Doubtful

Depends on type of surgery.
This is best evaluated by the surgeon who performed your surgery.
Dr. Donald Kim
Dr. Donald Kim
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

There are several operations for rectal prolapse and it is unclear which one you had.
However, in all cases you should not be seeing bleeding from the rectum. You need to return to your surgeon and have him thoroughly evaluate you. The sutures should not play a role at 4 weeks post op.

In brief: Depends

There are several operations for rectal prolapse and it is unclear which one you had.
However, in all cases you should not be seeing bleeding from the rectum. You need to return to your surgeon and have him thoroughly evaluate you. The sutures should not play a role at 4 weeks post op.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Make an appointment

Your surgeon needs to evaluate you.
These symptoms could be low risk and temporary. They could be more ominous and your surgeon will be able to make the proper assessment. Please make that appointment.

In brief: Make an appointment

Your surgeon needs to evaluate you.
These symptoms could be low risk and temporary. They could be more ominous and your surgeon will be able to make the proper assessment. Please make that appointment.
Dr. Tracy Berg
Dr. Tracy Berg
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