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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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Alot of people are talking about putting fingers up their bottoms to help go to the toilet...When i first wanted to talk to the doctor about this particular part i felt embarrssed and ashamed and had no idea how to describe it....then the doctor said oh thats called 'digitating'...so i just wanted to tell people if this helps some.





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I had the STARR procedure in april for a prolapsed bowel...unfortunately it hasnt worked, what I found strange was that i felt great for two weeks after the op and then suddenly it went downhill. Im 22 now and just wanted people my age to know others are going through the same things and that I have recieved great help from doctors. Waiting for more tests now.





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See Obstructive defecation website by Deya Marzouk -a colorectal surgeon http://www.obstructed-defaecation.com/ or also Bristol laparascopic Associates for advice about getting referal to surgeon with experience of this problem. I've been seen and diagnosed with rectocele and intersuseption and waiting for Starr procedure or possible laparascopic rectopexy.





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I'm a few months after birth of my second (both easy deliveries, no stitches etc) but have a very problematic rectocele and a bit of cystocele and uterine prolapse. I too have heard poor reports of surgery and am keen to avoid this if i can, though recognise for some it works well. This message is to tell anyone who's living with the shock of fiinding out this is what they've got (like me!) about a website called wholewoman.com, which has lots of useful info about how to manage it yourself. One word of warning though: the site is about trying to avoid surgery and there's a lot on it about the problems surgery can cause, so you may feel a lot less like going under the knife after spending any time on the site. on the other hand, there's lots of very positive stuff about how you can use posture and lifestyle changes to get by without surgery, and a very supportive group of women around the world with lots of good advice. good luck to all of you living with this!





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Would like to know where Margaret had her operation if it worked so well. I think I have something similar.





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my partner who is male has suffered from this for 4 years now and has seem numerous doctors and also had a small operation of banding of hemorriods alto he dos not have these, nothin has worked i have controlled his diet as advised from the doctor and he also takes movicol which helps pass the stool but is there any other treatment which would benifit him as he is in lots of pain everyday and it affects our relationship as it is constantly getting him down. please help us





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Im worried that I may have a minor prolapse, I get a god awful pain in my anus (feels like something being dragged back inside)after going for a poo.I have never had anything like this before.Im really embarrassed about going to the doctor but at the same time i want to get this problem sorted out before it gets any worse.I will keep you updated once i have been to my GP.





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I am 30 have a fairly healthy diet and have not had children. I am just waiting to have the starr procedure done for my prolapsed rectum. I have been suffering for about 5 years now, helping myself going to the toilet, using tissue wrapped around my finger, if i dont do this i feel like my bowel is full all the time and get very uncomfortable. For the post year i have been using suppositarys to help me empty my bowels. It is not constipation, i always have soft sloppy poo's very rarely are they formed. It enables me to be able to go to work, otherwise i would always be off ill. Just waiting for the date for my operation, will let you know how it goes





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i'm 26 and had my 3rd child 10 months ago, since having him i now have problems passing stools and pressure and pain when having intercourse with my partner. I have to push on the perineum to push my stools out. i was told i had ibs about a year and a half ago so sometimes its runny poo's and sometimes hard and uncomfortable with stomach cramps. My dad has also got bowel problems as he has pockets in his bowels. i worried about going to my doctor.





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I am an 18 year old female and have just undergone surgery for a rectal prolapse after having my problem misdiagnosed for over three years. I was told that i had chrones disease, ibs, ulcerative colitus, depression, poor diet before finally being diagnosed with this problem. Unfortunatley the procedure was unsucessfull and the symptoms have returned after just three months. These symptoms include discharge from my back passage, excruchiating pain and my bowel pertrudes visably out of my back passage when using the toilet and had to take a photo of this to my GP before being taken seriously. My embarrasing problem has caused me to put my life on hold and has effected my relationship, schooling, and work. I am scared that i will recover from my problem.





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