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Rectal Prolapse

Rectal prolapse is seen as a reddish mass jutting out of the anus. It is essentially a part of the large intestine slipping out through the rectum when somebody strains a lot while passing stools. Sometimes, the rectal prolapse may bleed spontaneously too. The mass may get sucked in sometimes, but it stays outside the anal opening for some people and it may need surgical correction.

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How to treat hemorrhoids with rectal prolapse?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 40 years old. I am a patient of prolapsed internal piles of third-degree from birth. My piles comes out while passing stools and after passing stools, I push them back with my hands inwards. Sometimes I have pain and bleeding. Will rubber band ligation helps for this type? Does any ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You can have third-degree piles or a prolapsed rectal mucosa. People with chronic constipation can have a rectal wall prolapse. You can differentiate it while examining the mass on ...  Read Full »

I have internal rectal prolapse and rectocele. Would it create an enterocele in my small intestine and block the stools?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old male. Every time I start training, I do not have bowel movements. Sometimes, I stay five days without defecating. I have got a barium defecography done and have been diagnosed with internal rectal prolapse and rectocele. However, I wanted to know if this could also ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anantha Narayanan Naganathan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Pelvic floor muscle weakness is the cause of the sagging of internal organs. In addition, poor diet habits, such as a low-fiber diet, can cause constipation. I suggest you avoid lifting weights and coughing to avoid further pressure on the...  Read Full »

I have a wound in my anal region and I bleed continuously. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am bleeding from my bottom and lately, when I used my phone camera I realized that I had a wound. Because of this wound, I have been bleeding all along. I feel pain during and minutes after visiting a toilet. Please help me. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From the look of it (attachment removed for patient identity protection), I think this is rectal prolapse complicated by an ulcer. Rectal prolapse is a condition in which the rectum (the lower part of the large intestine) turns inside out and protrudes through the anus. T...  Read Full »

I am experiencing problems with pooping, farting, and also feeling bloated. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, This started three years ago when I was staying in my college hostel. I am having problems with pooping or farting. I was so embarrassed, so I would roll up the toilet paper and insert it into it to make my bowel movement faster. I stopped doing it as it would harm me and found somethi...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. These events are very common, and most would not discuss them, which ends up in trouble later on. It is good that you have already stopped the same. However, it is better to avoid such practices as they can sometimes be habit-forming and in...  Read Full »

I have bowel incontinence issues and severe pain due to receptive anal intercourse. Can the rectum be reconstructed after having an altemeier perineal proctectomy with levatorplasty?

Query: Hello doctor, I have bowel incontinence issues and severe pain due to receptive anal intercourse and traumatization. I had rectal mucosa prolapse six years back. Anogenital warts were excised two years back, and hemorrhoidectomy, excision, and fulguration of anal lesions were performed later. I am a...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I have reviewed your case history and attached report (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The procedure you mentioned is definitely for rectal prolapse, and it is necessary considering your hist...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from anal itching for the past nine months. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 43-year-old female. Around nine months ago, I started to suffer from anal itching. It is rather intense at night, after passing stool, and during or after having anal intercourse or anal masturbation. I also have a few lumps on my anus ring that seem to grow outside of my anus h...  Read Full »

Dr. Charu Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. I have seen the attached picture (The attachment is removed to protect the privacy of the person). As per the details, it seems that you are suffering from a condition called prolapse. It is due to the loosening of th...  Read Full »

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