Rectum Prolapse

What is Rectum Prolapse?

Rectal prolapse is a situation in which the rectum (the remaining a part of the big intestine earlier than it exits the anus) loses its ordinary attachments within the body, allowing it to telescope out via the anus, thereby turning it “internal out”. even as this will be uncomfortable, it not often consequences in an emergent scientific problem. but, it is able to be pretty embarrassing and frequently has a considerable terrible impact on patients’ first-rate of lifestyles.

There are three types of rectal prolapse

  • Partial prolapse - The lining (mucous membrane) of the rectum slides out of place and usually sticks out of the anus. This can happen when you strain to have a bowel movement. Partial prolapse is most common in children younger than 2 years.
  • Conditions that cause inflammation of the intestines like Crohn's disease, Diverticulitis.
  • Complete prolapse - The entire wall of the rectum slides out of place and usually sticks out of the anus. At first, this may occur only during bowel movements. Eventually, it may occur when you stand or walk. And in some cases, the prolapsed tissue may remain outside your body all the time.
  • Internal prolapse - One part of the wall of the large intestine (colon) or rectum may slide into or over another part, like the folding parts of a toy telescope. The rectum does not stick out of the anus. (See a picture of intussusception camera.gif.) Intussusception is most common in children and rarely affects adults. In children, the cause is usually not known. In adults, it is usually related to another intestinal problem, such as a growth of tissue in the wall of the intestines (such as a polyp or tumor).

These tips may help ease bowel movements and ease symptoms.

  • Try to avoid or reduce straining during a bowel movement. However, it may not be enough to correct the condition.
  • Ease constipation and straining by eating plenty of fruits and vegetables and other fiber-filled foods, and drinking lots of water.
  • Use stool softener if needed to help prevent straining during bowel movements.
  • If a doctor has diagnosed you with the condition, and with his or her guidance you may be able to manually push the prolapse back into place. Check with your doctor about whether this is something you should do yourself, and how to do it effectively.
  • For infants and children, reducing the need to strain during bowel movements with stool softeners may correct a prolapsed rectum.
  • A doctor should always be consulted before any attempt to treat this condition at home
  • Women may find pelvic floor exercises (for example, Kegel exercises) can help improve symptoms.