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
- 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
- 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.