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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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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.

I have been suufering for around 3 months with a small piece of flesh pushing out of my rectum. There is a lot of bleeding and mucus,but I don't know what is it. I am 16 and haven't told anyone about this as I am too afraid of what might happen. Please help me.





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Dear Brooke, I hope this has been resolved by now, but if not, I'm sorry you're feeling afraid. What is it that frightens you? It's likely to be something that can easily be treated, possibly with self-care, after advice from a doctor. And even if you need some treatment from a doctor, any embarrassment or discomfort will be over very quickly compared with continuing to suffer alone. The sooner you see the doctor (GP), the better everything will be. If its embarrassment that's stopping you, remember that doctors hear about and see all parts of the human body and what comes out of it, all the time and they won't have any emotion about this, other than consideration for you. You can ask to see a female doctor, if your practice has one, if that would make you feel a bit better. If you can talk to your mum and take her with you or someone close to you, it may be reassuring. I did that, when I had a problem with my bowels, when I was 18. However, at 16, you are entitled to make an appointment with and see a doctor and make your own decisions about any treatment offered, if you would prefer to do this on your own. Doctors, nowadays, give you recommendations and its up to you what happens next. I hope this helps. :-)

For the last 6 months I have had a condition where I normally move my bowel in the morning and then soon after that I feel like I need to go again. This has escalated to feeling like that on and off all day when I don't really have to go at all. I have been to a gastroenterologist who has tried a cleanse then when that didn't work sent me to a surgeon who did a defacography (awful) to see if there was a prolapse and there wasn't. I am still suffering with this and I don't know what to do next.





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I woke up during the night with an ache in my rectum and do not know what it could be? I was very windy when I got up. Any ideas would be welcome.





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I have a lump of soft tissue that sticks out of my bum hole, it gets really sore and I usually have to push it back in, also I feel like I have to urinate really often. I'm 15 but I'm too embarrassed to tell my mum or a doctor





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Hi Leigh. I had to respond to your message because I think it's very important you have that checked out. I'm 28 and currently suffering from rectal prolapse. I have Irritable Bowel and Interstitial Cystitis along with a number of other issues...most symptoms started at your age. I just told a doctor today that if I had both told someone when I was younger and if any of the doctors I did later see sent me to the right places, I wouldn't be where I'm at now. With that said, I completely understand why this might be embarassing. As for the lump of soft tissue, it could very easily be a hemorrhoid. You can buy over the counter medicine for this - I would suggest using the cream along with the wipes. IF this tissue doesn't go away within the next 2 weeks(MAX), you should definitely get to a doctor. As for the urination, it may just be an odd reaction from the soreness of the tissue that is sticking out (hemorrhoid or not). I know when I had a hemorrhoid, I was urinating what seemed to be every 20 minutes...I honestly do not know why but it went away with hemorrhoid. I also received my first hemorrhoid the exact time my prolapse started to appear. No one at first believed it was a prolapse because it hadn't completely fallen out of my butt! I knew deep down something was not right. Sure enough, my prolapse worsened within a month and it became more apparent that it was extruding. If you firmly believe it is a prolapse, start your search for the best rectal prolapse surgeons! I hope this helps a little bit. As for your urination, you may want to get it checked out just to make sure. If you do see a urologist, make sure you ask them about Interstitial Cystitis. It is a disorder that millions suffer from but most doctors misdiagnose! Good luck!

hunny embarrassment is something that should never stop you from asking. Im sure if you tell you mom about it and tell her you where embarrassed to tell her she will feel bad giggle and bring you to get it checked out no reason at all to be embarrassed so many things happen to our body its all natural!!

hi, i am 22 n i have a colostomy bag but lately i've been feeling pain from my anus. when i put my finger inside i felt a swollen hard lump. can it be pilles? i mean i dnt use my anus and am pregnant. i have a history of rectul cancer, when i go 2 my docters they booked me for a colonoscopy but the date is very far and i cant sit. please help! every thing is slow in government hospitals here in south african, i could use your help





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I guess I have congenital rectal prolapse. My parents never showed me to any pediatrician and now I am 20 years old. It usually goes back in but when I difficulty in defecation or straining it comes out. It is painless normally. But rarely when I have constipation for many days some bleeding and pain occurs. Is there any complication that may occur if I not get it corrected? What is its prognosis?





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I have Ehlers Danlos type 3, and have many digestive disorders. Current problems are difficulty swallowing (occasional) slow digestive transit, horrific gastritis both chronic and acute, I have to manually evacuate, I have a rectocele, leviator ani prolapse (over 9cm on straining, rests in correct place) possible paradoxical contraction (I'm not convinced!) and hemmorroids. Laxatives have no effect, including the ones given by hospitals before surgery, stool softeners do their job but are no help. I now suspect I have a rectal prolapse! Can anyone describe this to me? Hoping it's just bad piles but....





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Hi Mandy, I also have Ehlers-Danlos type 3, but mine mostly causes widespread pain and instability of the joints However it has caused pelvic prolapse so I have had an abdominal hysterectomy and pelvic reconstructive surgery for a rectocele. I now think I have rectal prolapse. My advice is to have it checked out next time you see your doctor, or go sooner if it is worrying you or hurting you. When you live with EDS you get used to pain and other problems but you should never ignoe new symptoms Mary

Hi, I am 28 and I have this constant uncomfortable feeling of wanting to go to the toilet and do a no.2 constantly! The feeling is there as soon as I wake up and lasts all day! After I have gone to the toilet it still feels like I have to go again! I also pass mucus every time I go! I went to the doctor as I have a pile that pushes out every time I go to the toilet and goes back in when I am finished. The doctor did a rectal inspection and gave me suppositories and a rectal cream to shrink the pile but it has not worked! I am unsure weather my symptoms are from the pile or from a prolapsed colon?! Please help





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