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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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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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I'm 40 and have been waiting for a proctogram for over 7 months now I have a prolapsed bowel .4 weeks ago it got worse ,I wasn't able to go to the toilet for over 3 weeks my bowel was pressing on my bladder I couldn't go to the toilet finally after many laxatives and supossitries i have been able to go but now I have been left with a strange sensation of like worms in my butt it feels like I've got bugs crawling all over me even in my vagina its very itchy and uncomfortable also my vagina is very sensitive ,can anyone maybe tell me what it is





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Hi I'm Rachel and I'm 17, When I need to have a bowl movement I usually have to strain for it to come otherwise I'm sat on the toilet for more than 10 minutes and when it does eventually come out it burns for about 5 minutes and also I have a little lump on the skin around my bum hole its the size of a little seed you get in an apple I'm not sure if that's piles ? I'm really embarrassed to go and see my doctor what do I do?





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You should call your doctor. He will send you to a specialist. I had something sounds very similar. Look up Anal Fistula. They are very common... it's a big deal surgery not high risk just very painful in my experience. But my doctors called and checked every few hours for a couple weeks and adjusted the pain medication until it helped. It can even act like it's gone away but they come from inside of your body so only a specialist can determine if it is gone.

even when i go to the bathroom i always feel i steel can goBonnie





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Hi, I'm 15yrs old.i have suffered from constipation recently and now days every time I go to the toilet, I feel like a pieces of skin is trying to come out, I don't know what it is and I'm really getting scared so plz help?





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Hello sir I am a patient of disc buldge at L1-L2 and D12 -D11 level. three months ago I got this attack. It caused numbness around my anus. Now, after physiotherapy numbness is reduced but I constantly feel something coming out of anus. I feel pressure in anus. what is this. what should I do. please guide me to get rid of it





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