Rectal prolapse was defined as early as 1500 BCE. Rectal prolapse befalls when a mucosal or full-thickness layer of rectal tissue projects via the anal opening. Complications with fecal incontinence, constipation and rectal ulceration are common. Rectal prolapse befalls when the rectum (the lower end of the large intestine) drops from its normal position within the pelvic region. In some circumstances of very minor, initial prolapse, treatment can be started at home with the usage of stool softeners. However, serious treatment will be required at times to repair the prolapse.
What does it feel like?
While that might sound terrifying, it is normally not considered a medical emergency. However, the lengthier you have the condition, the shoddier it can get. And living with rectal prolapse can cause mortification and impact your quality of life as well. Normally, you will first experience rectal prolapse after you have a bowel movement. The first time, or some first few times, the rectum might return inside by itself. Well along, you might feel like something has tumbled out of your body or you just feel something down there that isn’t usual. In those circumstances, you might be able to shove the rectum back in yourself.
- Discomfort during bowel movements.
- Mucus or blood release from the protuberant tissue.
- Fecal incontinence (incapacity to control bowel movements)
- Loss of impulse to defecate (typically with larger prolapses)
Cognizance of something protuberant upon wiping.