Rectal prolapse is the protuberance of the rectal wall through the anal opening. It can be partial, encompassing only a portion of the circumference of the rectum (uncommon), or complete, encompassing the complete circumference of the rectum. This is distinguished from prolapse of mucosal aberrations within the rectum, such as polyps or hemorrhoids, in which the rectal wall remains in its usual position.
Diagnosis of a rectal prolapse
The diagnosis of a rectal prolapse is generally based on the symptoms and a routine inspection of the rectum. To get a more precise assessment of the size and significance of a rectal prolapse, a special x-ray (called an evacuation proctogram) might be performed.
Treatment of a rectal prolapse: How to reduce your rectal prolapse?
Medical treatment for a rectal prolapse targets to improve symptoms and avert the prolapse from getting worse. This management encompasses treating any constipation and assisting folks to avoid straining when pooing. Increasing the quantity of fibre in the diet can make it easier to open the bowels. Eating a high-fibre diet including five portions of fruit/veggies daily and drinking six to eight glasses of water each day helps to avoid constipation. If the rectal prolapse is causing heaps of problems and interfering with everyday life, then herbal treatment is often recommended. The doctor at the clinic will discuss the advantages of treatment based on an inspection of the individual and the prolapse. To further decrease this risk, it is imperative to follow the above advice i.e. eating healthily, drinking lots of water, avoiding straining on the toilet and keeping a healthy weight.