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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 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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I am 15 years old and I have this little pink bit of skin sticking out of my anus. I can't sit down comfortably. I didn't have it last night but I woke up with it and I don't know what to do! What is it and what should I do?





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It could be a hemorrhoid but i cant tell you exactly you should see your doctor.

I struggle going to the toilet could spend up to 2 hours on it sometimes and it get's stuck, sometimes I don't know if I had a stool. I feel as though my anus is stiff and will not open up not sure if this could be rectal prolapse but it does pop out a little





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Can you tell us exactly how your stool was? This sounds awkward but believe me its perfectly normal.So have you've been constipated lately?Was your stool hard?

I am not a Doctor but when that has happened to me it has been because I am constipated through not eating the right food. Also being dehydrated. White bread is often the cause and a lack of fruit in the diet. I think that if you eat different bread, cut down on things made with white flour and drink more fluids, not fizzy preferably water or drinks made with water such as squashes this should certainly help. Also it's not a good idea to strain. I really believe lots of fruit and a change of diet will cure this very quickly.

Hi yes my stools are normally very soft and I end up being on the toilet for very long periods find when my stools are harder its more easier to go to the toilet even though the doctor telling me to eat lots of fruit and take laxatives my problem is they is to much and it gets stuck its like my bowels do not open up properly. I only drink water and nothing else and I always eat brown bred now and have some fruit but not to much as I do not want to be on the toilet all day.





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