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Are the symptoms of rectal prolapse bad?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree

In brief: Evaluation

First you need evaluation to differentiate mucosal prolapse from true complete rectal prolapse.
If surgery is required after medical management fails, the correct surgery will be anything from a hemorrhoidectomy to an abdominal procedure and partial colon resection. So, please be sure of the diagnosis before consenting to surgery.

In brief: Evaluation

First you need evaluation to differentiate mucosal prolapse from true complete rectal prolapse.
If surgery is required after medical management fails, the correct surgery will be anything from a hemorrhoidectomy to an abdominal procedure and partial colon resection. So, please be sure of the diagnosis before consenting to surgery.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Variable

Some people with rectal prolapse will have pain with bowel movements, most will have occasional bright red blood from the rectum due to irritation of the prolapsed rectal mucosa, and many will have soiling or a mucous type discharge from the prolapse.
Stool softeners and increased fiber in the diet may help, but significant rectal prolapse often requires surgical correction.

In brief: Variable

Some people with rectal prolapse will have pain with bowel movements, most will have occasional bright red blood from the rectum due to irritation of the prolapsed rectal mucosa, and many will have soiling or a mucous type discharge from the prolapse.
Stool softeners and increased fiber in the diet may help, but significant rectal prolapse often requires surgical correction.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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