What is a Rectal Prolapse?
A rectal prolapse ensues when the rectal wall (portion of the large bowel just above the anus) glides out via the anus. It generally happens because the tissues holding the rectum in place (muscles and ligaments) have deteriorated so it is no longer buttressed satisfactorily and when the pressure in the belly upsurges – for instance when opening the bowels or coughing – the muscles around the back passage aren’t robust enough to grasp it in. If the prolapse is huge, stays out most of the time or is difficult to put back, there is always a hazard that it will choke. This is a serious problem as the blood supply can get cut off and then the rectum can puncture or the protuberant tissue might die.
Pelvic organ prolapse transpires when a pelvic organ-such as your bladder-drops (prolapses) from its usual place in your lower belly and shoves against the walls of your vagina. This can occur when the muscles that clasp your pelvic organs in place get feeble or stretched from childbirth or surgery.
Symptoms of a Rectal Prolapse
The most obvious symptom is of a protuberance that can be felt outside the back passage. Initially, it might only appear after opening the bowels (pooing) but later it might come out when standing or walking or when coughing or sneezing. The lump can generally be pressed back inside but sometimes if it stays outside it can swell and become very excruciating, this is identified as a strangled prolapse. If this occurs, an emergency visit to an Ayurvedic center like Daya Ayush Therapy Center is necessary.