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Conditions

Prolapsed Rectum

This is just as painful as it sounds unfortunately, and can result in you not being sure if you need to go the toilet or not. A prolapsed rectum is when the rectum is pushed out through the anal opening when gearing up for a number 2. If the condition worsens, the rectum may protrude substantially at all times, which can be incredibly uncomfortable. It is often caused by straining too much when you go the toilet, it can be a side effect of giving birth, or can be a condition you are born with. Whilst doctors are not quite sure what causes it, it usually affects the young and the elderly, but fortunately there are surgical procedures to correct this condition.

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Hi I'm a 29 year old male who I think I have a prolapsed bowel cause every time I have a bowel movement something comes out and it feels like my bowel what should I do. I don't really want surgery.





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Starting yesterday after mildly violent diarrhea, I've noticed a small "bubble" of flesh sticking out of my rectum, I've tried a few times to push it back in, but it always comes back out. It's mostly just discomfort, no bleeding or anything of the sort, but I'm very worried as to what's happening. Is there a way to fix it? Will it go back in by it's self after my next bowl movement? (I haven't been eating much at all this no movements since.





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Hey i am 17 and i seem to have a really irritated, my anus is very itchy and feels like there is something up there. It hurts a little but more uncomfortable. The itchiness comes and goes, and i do not know what it is.. Can someone help or understand where i am coming from?





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My bottom has been numb (like after going to the dentist for an injection) for about 5 days now. I feel like my inside is buldging below me. Im getting pain whem I sit down. I asked my husband to look but he said he cant see anything or any bruising. Please help, I know it doesn't feel right. I'm quite worried. Starting to feel like I cant sit down. Many thanks.





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I am 17 yrs old and I have a piece of skin that comes out and I need to know if it can be put back without surgery or my parent's involvement.





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I had a baby boy a year and a half ago after having him I suffered from a anemia which give me bad constipation and piles.. 1 and half on and I'm still suffering I had a baby 3 month ago. I bleed to the point it fills the toilet bowl bright red. I have been told it is piles. But yesterday I checked inside my rectum and there is a rock solid lump. Any advice? I am scared.





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I think I have a prolapsed rectum, well in fact I know I have. It sounds gross but skin that used to be inside my rectum has come out and decided to perminantly stay there. the skin is handing so it is constantly catching and causing it to be irritable. due to it catching it is also pulling more and more of my skin out each time and it is becoming very painful. I have had this problem for about a year and suffered in pain without telling anybody. When I go for a number 2 and have finished, more skin has come out so I have to try and push it back in with my finger which is painful too. I have recently had a baby and it has become worse (8 days ago). it is getting me down very badly and I feel ashamed to undress in the bedroom. I don't know what to do anymore:(





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Hi, I either have a rectal prolapse or a hemorroid prolapse, but I cant get in to see a specialist until 11/19. Is it safe to wait that long? I also live in a small town so if I need surgery it wont be from someone who dies this a lot. I am 2.5 hours from Vegas and 3 hours from Vegas. Should I look into going to someone there?





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Im a 34 year old male and i heve never drink or smoke. My mouth lips are loosing their dark colour into pinkish. Is there any treatment that i can use to restore my original colour. Everywhere i go people think i drink a lot. Please help me..





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Hi, I've been diagnosed with rectal mucosal prolapse and a grade 3.4 rectocele. These are two different conditions; you could have one without the other. My problem has been that I've read rectoceles are treated more successfully with a transvaginal approach which is almost always done by a urogynecologist. However, uro/gyns usually don't repair partial rectal prolapse. In fact, the uro/gyn I saw didn't even think that the rectal mucosal prolapse needed to be addressed. This was the complete opposite of what my colorectal surgeon told me. It was his opinion that both needed to be corrected and that the rectal mucosal prolapse would only get worse. He also didn't feel that transvaginal repair of rectocele was always superior to transrectal. Does anyone have some experience with having both of these conditions corrected and what specialist did the surgery for you? Another complication I have is a mild cystocele (asymptomatic) and I'm also waiting to be sure my uterus doesn't have to be removed due to some thickening in the uterine lining. Ideally, I would have my rectocele and rectal mucosal prolapse repaired by a colorectal surgeon and then if uterus and cystocele needed to be addressed, I would have a uro/gyn do surgery on that area at the same time. I want to avoid two seperate surgeries.





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Shirley, Just seen your info. I have a similar problem? Really worried now, as this partial prolapse may suddenly become an Emmergency. Not sure if this surgeon can help Mr. Colin Elton appears to do a surgery which may help all compartments. Good luck, This has been a nightmare for me. 3 years at an institution and told to get pain med. Looks like I do have an anterior prolapse. Have been told no haemorrhoids, then yes to haemorrhoids. A complete nightmare still unwell and very worried Hope u find help. I cannot find a site with a surgeons skills. I may need just one surgery at present. Still not sure which surgeon has the best expertise to do the job. Best of luck Sue

Shirley, just had mine done altogether. Go to bristolsurgery.com and you'll find out all you need to know. Good luck as its a miserable condition.





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