Rectal prolapse is characterized by an intestinal bulge sticking out of your anus, and this may be very uncomfortable. When the lump is in for the first few weeks, it will naturally swell and then return to its original state. Once you are upright, however, it is likely to remain in place. Walking or standing for any amount of time may be difficult if this happens.
What causes rectal prolapse?
- Anything that raises the pressure within your stomach (abdomen) may make you more prone to have a rectal prolapse. This may include anything such as:
- As a result of an enlarged prostate gland, straining to pass urine.
- Persistent cough.
- Spinal damage caused by prior surgery to the lower spine or pelvis.
- Damage to the pelvic floor muscle.
- prevalent forms of infection in the gut which are often known as parasites (such as amoebiasis and schistosomiasis).
- Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the nervous system diseases.
- injury from a slipped disc, a spinal surgery, or an accident causing the pelvic nerves to be damaged
- For mental health problems linked to constipation, such as depression, other health issues include:
- Anxiety (as in irritable bowel syndrome) (as in irritable bowel syndrome).
- A potential adverse effect of prescription drugs used to treat mental illnesses.
What are the complications of rectal prolapse?
ulcers (mucosal lesions) in the lower portion of the intestine (the rectum).
Tissue (necrosis) of the rectum wall results in death.
Extensive hemorrhage and tissue disintegration (dehiscence) when two colon segments have been sewn together. Complications following surgery include these.
When a prolapse is minor and/or just happened recently, you may push it back using manual pressure. A doctor will be needed to give you a sedative and an anesthetic injection before proceeding if this is unpleasant.
Constipation or diarrhea may be an underlying issue, so be sure to take care of that.
The doctor must be contacted if the prolapse cannot be pulled back.
It is generally possible to cure a partial prolapse (in which just the lining of the intestine has slipped out) without having to resort to surgery. However, in rare cases, the excess tissue must be cut away.
The best technique for youngsters is using a lubricant gel to gently press the prolapse back into place. When your kid goes to the bathroom, they should have a diet rich in fibre to help them avoid straining. A laxative is sometimes needed. There are rare cases when a medication (a sclerosant) that shrinks tissue needs to be administered. While the elderly are usually better equipped to force the prolapse back on their own, most old individuals can manage. The prolapse may be held in place with a rubber ring placed beneath the skin. This doesn’t go well, since it is either constipating or laxative (causing the prolapse to poke out again).