Learn About Prolapsed Rectum In Detail For Better Knowledge

Rectal prolapse means complete rectal prolapse where the rectal walls have prolapsed to a gradation where they obtrude out of the anus and are perceptible outside the body.


The diverse categories of prolapse are as:

    • Internal prolapse (internal intussusception). A full thickness or a fractional rectal wall is affected but the prolapsed tissue does not conk out of the anus.
    • External Prolapse- If they obtrude from the anus and are perceptible outwardly. Full thickness, circumferential, true intussusception of the rectal wall which overhangs from the anus and is perceptible outwardly.
    • Full-thickness rectal prolapse- A full thickness of the rectal wall obtrudes via the anus.
    • Mucosal prolapse- Protrusion of only the rectal mucosa (not the whole wall) from the anus.
    • Circumferential- Where the entire circumference of the rectal wall prolapse.
    • Segmental- Where only portions of the circumference of the rectal wall prolapse.

Grades of prolapse

    • Grade I: Non-relaxation of the sphincter mechanism
    • Grade II: Minor intussusception
    • Grade III: Temperate intussusception
    • Grade IV: Severe intussusception
    • Grade V: Rectal prolapse


    • Pelvic floor dysfunction
    • Parasitic infections such as amoebiasis, schistosomiasis
    • Pregnancy
    • Cystic fibrosis
    • Pertussis (howling cough)
    • Neurologic complaints – Previous lower back or pelvic trauma/lumbar disk ailment, cauda equina syndrome, spinal tumors, multiple sclerosis
    • Topsy-turvy defecation (stool withholding)
    • Preceding surgery
    • Diarrhea
    • Benign prostatic hypertrophy
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

If you ask does a prolapse require surgery, the answer would be no, it can be treated via Ayurvedic medications and herbal approach. Our clinic can offer these medicines to you.

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