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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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Hey Doc, I have this small pinkish fleshy thing hanging out of my anus it hurts when I wipe but even more uncomfortable if sit down or lay down or even walk this all started when I was on the toilet but I was constipated what is it and how do I fix it???





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Hi doctor , I had a operation on my intestines ,because I had corded adhesions ,my intestines had a narrowing in it ,near the bowel area . Now after 14years I some times have to remove my poop ,it seams to get stopped by a lose area which has a pocket ,preventing easy poop exit . I am now 63 ,very fit , but when I get this happen sometimes it make me feel , off colour . Please can you tell me more about this problem , thanks Maggie

I am 14 and I have hemmorhoids. When I sat down on in the bathroom today, I felt what felt like intestine come out about 1-2 mm. I do strain a lot, but I was wondering, is this a prolapsed rectum or just hemmorhoids?





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I've had 3 children between the age of 18 and 22, I always was under the impression that I had gotten piles throughout pregnancy and or birth but now I'm 24 and I'm having discomfort passing stools a clear mucus discharge from my anus also what feels like a spongey yet slighty hard large lump in my anus also surrounding area slightly! I have had very minor bleeding occasionally at this point and also I have very little notice when I need the loo and am scared that soon I may not beable to controle my bowl, sometimes as I'm walking around it feels like something is tryin to be released from my anus (maby a stool,or something else?) Can u help me I'm am starting to worry about anul cancer





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I have this too and I too had a child 6 year ago. I'm 22 now. Symptoms are exactly the same and match yours! Bit worried!

I'm 17 and whenever i try to poop it comes out and sometimes gets stuck and is sometimes hard to get back in my body...the longest it's gotten stuck i believe was 30 seconds - 1 minute. i dont know what this means but it's been happening for a while. is this what this site is talking about? /: if not could you tell me what's going on?





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I have the exact same problem! I can't wear thongs anymore because the irritate and make me bleed. Does this have to be a surgical fix? And IS IT a prolapsed rectum??





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I AM 62 and was diagnosed with rectal prolapse 3 year ago. it only affects me in the mornings when I need a poo and have coped wih it till recently when my belly is so bloated. and cant control my bowels. so embarrassing just recently I have really bad tummy pains and horrible wind,have not had the camera as I am too embarrassed, but cant cope with the pain in my tummyand the diaroreha,





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I had sudden full thickness rectal prolapse and my bowel had come out I was told on phone to li down it would be ok.6am next day a saturday I was taken on advice from nhs direct and gp at hospital and was opperated on by 9 agaiN on monday by colorectal surgeon and had delormes proccedure that was 5-6 yrs ago 2 weeks ago and eachtime since I've had urge to go loo and although I have stool softners each time I've passed big sticky dark clots of blood or fresh blood and sometimes blood an no stool everyday I have something. Oirregular outside my bottom as yet nowere near large satsuma sized lump of before the clots worry me but I just can't be examined again will it go away on its own I had bno symptoms or piles before so don't no signs to look for I'm female in late forties





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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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Does it feel like a grape sized protrusion? I could be a hemorrhoid, which is a small varicose or enlarged vein protruding from your anus. Usually harmless, these can become enlarged, irritated, and even produce some bleeding. A warm bath after a bowel movement can be soothing, as can some over the counter creams and ointments. See your doctor, and then the two of you can decided what the best long term treatment will help you. Don't be afraid. These are quite common and easily repaired.

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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See above answer or look for information on Hemorrhoids, a varicose or enlarged vein protruding from your anus. Quite common after a nasty bout of diarrhea, constipation, or childbirth. As stated, try soaking in a warm bath or using one of the over the counter creams or ointments for temporary relief. See your doctor, and the two of you can decide how to treat this.

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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Wash your bum you should be fine the itching will defiantly stop

This could be an irritation from a new bath soap, laundry detergent, lotions, or a new brand of underwear. Or from NOT wearing underwear or changing to G-strings. It could be from sexual stimulation/activity without adequate lubrication. Last of all, it could be pinworms....very common in young people. If the itching occurs mostly at night, take a dispenser of scotch tape and keep it near your bed. When the itching becomes really annoying, try not to move much, and don't turn on the lights. Wrap a 1 and 1/2 inch strip of tape around your index finger, and press the sticky side against your anus. Hold it there for a minute. If you have pinworms, you'll see them. Attach the tape, sticky side down, to a piece of white paper, and take to your doctor. Pinworms are easily treated with a one time dose medication, washing your underwear and sheets in hot, soapy water, and washing your hands VERY well after a bowel movement or scratching! Clean under your fingernails and keep them short. If you share a bed with some one, they will need to be treated and engage in the same house keeping/laundry activities. Could be hemorrhoids too! Don't freak out. This sounds like something to easily be treated. Good luck!





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