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Prolapsed Rectum

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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 had terrble constipation when i was pregnant with my first child, the pain every morning was undescribable, and id find myself having to manually get the poo, out with my own fingers , that was nearly 6 years ago and i have had another child since then, i have got piles which i can live with and my diet is good as im a vegi , but i have found a hard painfull bulk on the inside of an anus hole, its only on one side and if i press on it it hurts, but i can also feel it all the time its like a pressure feeling like a boil sort of feeling, i have a light green mucus on the tissue when i wipe my bum somtimes it has blood on it, i have told the doc and she examined me and said it was probibly a fissure, and to eat more fiber, but now i can feel this lump, mass all the time and i am thinking its cancer , im waiting to get an appointment with my doc , 2 wks time, have you any advice to stop me worrying so much , im very frightened! thanks.





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Could be a piladonial cyst mate.

after seing your site i now know i have a prolapsed rectum but also i can not no2 with out helping it out by reaching up inside and astimulating round the outside i need to do this 5 or 6 times a day please help i am 35 yr old male with this prob for many unhappy years





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go to your doctor NOW! It has only gotten worse... and will only get worse. You will probably need an operation- which is fine in comparison with what you are going through now.

Hi, really embarrising for me but i carn't control when i need to go to the toilet. (number 2), my body tells me that i need to go to the toilet around about 2-5 minutes before i need to but on most occasions this is not long enough to get to a toilet (ie.either if im driving or out sum where), and then obvisly the worst happens. I'm now a 30yr old male (exacly) and it has always been like that for as long as i can remember.what is wrong???? someone please help as there is only so many clothes i can keep chucking away.





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i have chrons and i have the symptoms you have described. the best thing is go to your gp they will refer you to a specialist who will find out what is wrong and help. i suffered with symtoms for over 10yrs and i feel much better now go on Monday

Hi. I am 40 yrs old after having my second child a year ago i have been suffering with what feels like a rectal prolapse. My 6wk check up after giving birth showed that my rectum was pushing down on the wall of my vagina. I am constantly aware of the problem and feel that it worsens when i am constipated ,the physical demands of my little boy seems to also effect this and also my diet which incidenlty is healthy but can cause an increase in wind this then adds to the discomfort.. My Gp basically said that this was the outcome of childbirth and it would be something i would have to put up with... I suppose what i would like to know is how bad does it have to be before i think about surgery? Are there other options?





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I had an operation on a bowel prolapse aged 17 (no childbirth involved) but i had had symptoms since aged 15- i was told if i had ignored it for much longer, it could have been so bad i would have ended up with a colostomy bag. GO TO YOUR DOCTOR. Get it fixed before it's too late. Also check for being lactose intolerant, wheat etc, red meats.

Hi my daughter is 2 and she had a rectal prolapse 2 days ago,, we went to a&e who then transferred us to another hospital to see a specialist,, once we arrived there a nurse came to check her, they had put a dressing over it in previous hospital and s nappy on also, so at the hospital once the nappy had been taken off the prolapse had gone back inside! Yesterday my daughter didn't go to the toilet at all, even though she is regular, but she did go today and I watched her like a hawk! It started to come out again,, I pleaded with her to stop pushing and just had to take her off the toilet,, I squashed her bum checks together to help push it back it, this did work, bur I can't be doing this every time she has a poo! Please can anyone give me any advice?





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I dont know why you didnt also go to her GP,please take her asap please do not ignore this advice,tell them what happened at the hospitals,if you dont have a doctor go back to the hospital.

What conclusion did the specialist at A and E come to? I would see your GP and ask to see a specialist for continued care, if a follow up has not already been arranged. Hope it gets sorted!

I have suffered the misery of a rectocele in my anus for nearly two years causing embarrassing incontinence at times. Seven weeks ago, my surgeon operated and stitched my uterus to my sacrum, I understand and also encased my bowel in mesh and stitched that up higher. My anus is now tight again, Im pleased to say but my bowel movements are changed from before. I first took Fybogel on leaving hospital for two weeks and now take it once a day which appears to keep my bowels moving. I also took Lactulose initially when I had problems. That certainly works but would only take that now if I had real problems. GP said it will take 6 months to get back to normal and any heavy lifting is out of the question. It is an utter relief not to have the rectocele problem any more, probably caused by weak muscles. I have had three children and am now 80.





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Ive had diarrhoea for approx 2 and a half years. Have to take several Loperamide daily. I also have to 'help' it out as it is getting stuck in the small rectocele found by Gp. He also diagnosed IBS several years ago. Also have nausea and vomiting problems though these two seem to be easing, lots of mucus, stools usually orange in colour, leaks esp if I forget the Loperamide. Had a fissure op in 95. Was referred recently, consultant couldnt see the rectocele despite my symptoms, (I also often get a dull pain) had a colonoscopy on Wed the 12th, was told it was normal, just waiting for the 6 biopsies to come back but not holding out much hope for an answer to my problems. Now Im worried that all Ill get is a letter of results, discharged and thats that, back to square one. I am kind of hoping I WILL get a follow-up appointment to get some answers and what, if anything, to do next.





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Hi im 28 and ive had the same symptoms as you and also a colonoscopy which i was told was normal, i was also diognosed with IBS several years ago . The past few weeks i have been struggling to pass anything and anything i do pass is mucusy and orange, even if i need to take a wee it seems my bowels want to open but they cant! if i strain to much i then end up dizzy and nauseous sometimes sick, its also quite painful and after i find it difficult to even sit down !

I have had surgery for prolapsed bladder and bowl this is the second operation the first one was just for bladder, which was about 18 months ago. Now i am recovering again from having both done and it has come back again, i go to see consultant in 2 weeks time i am so gutted and my bowl is very painful, what are my options as i work and am finding it hard to do much without being in pain please help.





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THe surgery fixed your prolapse but the cause of it is a weak pelvic floor. Ask your GP to refer you to a womens physio, you need to strengthen up your pelvic floor and lower abdominal or it will happen again. try to avoid constipation, watch your weight. You could try a pelvic exercise machine if you find the manual squeezing exercises impossible to do (this is quite possible because your muscles are weak - you wont be able to feel them to squeeze and 'pull up') look at Kegel8 or Athena Pelvic Toner, they will help. Please do not put up with pain, ask your GP for help, but also you have to watch your weight, not smoke etc, and be proactive in your own health. So many other women suffer, we should be thankful to Embarassing bodies for highlighting this issue and helping us to help each other.

hi ,im finding it really hard to go to the toilet,haveing to rock back and forth to relieve myself.my anal is often very itchy.and after i have went to the toilet i wipe myself and more comes out.i have 2 children and have sufferd this for 8 years but it is just gettin worst.





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I have been suffering from the same problem for more than 7 years.I had a proctogram test and was diagonised with a rectocele that is a hernia in my bowel.Stool gets trapped in the hernia thats why you find it difficult to pass stool and when u stand up the stool trapped in the hernia moves down causing you to have difficulty with bottom hygiene.The bowel specialist refered me for bowel feedback theraphy.its helpful as the bowel training equips you with skills of emptying your bowel wthout straining.Request to be referred to a bowel specialist.

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Hi when ever i need to pass a stoll it feels reli unconfortable and when i wipe i see blood could any1 help me ???





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