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Are the symptoms of rectal prolapse bad?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

How would a young man have a rectal prolapse?

Rectal prolapse. Rectal prolapse is uncommon in young people. It is more frequent in elderly patients particularly after major weight loss.Diarrhea or constipation is predisposing factor. There is some association with malignancy. Treatment needs to correct the predisposing factor, to encourage weight gain, avoidance of constipation. Patients refractory to conservative treatment wil need surgery. Read more...

I think I have a rectal prolapse, what do you suggest?

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. See a colorectal surgeon for diagnosis and treatment options. Read more...

What is the cure for rectal prolapse?

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. See a colorectal surgeon for diagnosis and treatment options. Read more...
Operation - usually. Rectal prolapse is a disabling problem that can be corrected with surgery. There are a number of options available. I am a big proponent of laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy for prolapse. . Read more...

Is surgery necessary for rectal prolapse?

Not always. It can improve with stool softeners and fiber but often requries surgical correction. Mild symptoms or disease in the elderly or ill may preclude the need for surgical therapy. Read more...
Gernerally. Surgery is usually needed for rectal prolapse but see you local colon-rectal surgeon for your own situation. Read more...
Up to patient. True rectal prolapse which means the rectum literally falls out of the body is rarely dangerous but causes significant symptoms. If the rectum gets caught outside it can begin to die and require emergency surgery but this is unusual. On the other hand the only way to correct or get rid of the prolapse is surgery, and there are MANY procedures that are available. Must consult Colorectal Surgeon. Read more...