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is an inverted rectum a common problem and should I be worried

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is an inverted rectum a common problem and should I be worried about it?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  RK replied 8 years ago.


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Do you mean rectal prolapse?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
no idea. it appears that part of my rectum / colon has become 'inverted' and is causing discomfort and mild pain. this happened just over a year ago but sorted itself within a couple of days
Expert:  RK replied 8 years ago.

What I mean rectal prolapse is - the rectum coming out through the anus. See the picture below-


Customer: replied 8 years ago.
its not as severe as the picture, maybe only 1-2 cm. is this a common problem and what is the best way to treat?
Expert:  RK replied 8 years ago.

Rectal prolapse is an uncommon disease and primarily affects elderly people.

It is more common inw omen than in men. It can occur due to constipation and excess straining, neurological diseases and in women following complicated deliveries.

It is treated surgically.

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
as said, it did happen about a year ago also and it sorted itself. what is involved in the surgery?
Expert:  RK replied 8 years ago.
Rectum is prolapsing as its supporting structures are weak. By surgical treatment, it is attached to the nearby structure preventing the prolapse. Sometimes the xecss prolapse tisse is excised.
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Expert:  RK replied 8 years ago.

You are welcome for any further clarification.


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