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What is the best treatment for rectal prolapse?
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Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine
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In brief: Rectal prolapse
If mild - it can be gently reduced and pushed back in - use a moist washcloth.
Stool softeners may help prevent reoccurence. If it continues to prolapse - generally surgery is required to remove the redundant tissue and "tack" the rectum up. Colon and rectal surgeons are probably the best at this type of problem.

In brief: Rectal prolapse
If mild - it can be gently reduced and pushed back in - use a moist washcloth.
Stool softeners may help prevent reoccurence. If it continues to prolapse - generally surgery is required to remove the redundant tissue and "tack" the rectum up. Colon and rectal surgeons are probably the best at this type of problem.
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
In brief: Depends on severity
If it is mild and causing no symptoms, you may not need treatment at all.
Just make sure you keep regular and avoid straining etc.... If it is severe and irritating to you, consult with a colorectal surgeon who can evaluate and recommend appropriate treatment for you. Good luck.

In brief: Depends on severity
If it is mild and causing no symptoms, you may not need treatment at all.
Just make sure you keep regular and avoid straining etc.... If it is severe and irritating to you, consult with a colorectal surgeon who can evaluate and recommend appropriate treatment for you. Good luck.
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