Surgery is the most common therapy for full rectal prolapse and recurrent rectal prolapse. If the prolapse is not severe, the doctor may use a method known as “manual reduction of the prolapse” to temporarily cure it.
Your doctor will show you how to self-reduce your rectal prolapse at home after just the inner lining (mucosa) of your rectum has emerged from the anus. To do so, apply mild pressure to the rectum to help it return to the anus. During the surgery, it is typical for your rectum to bleed a bit.
Treatment of the cause of your rectal prolapse (e.g. constipation) may help you postpone or even prevent surgery, in addition to the reduction procedure. Inquire with your doctor about your options.
- Avoid constipation by eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly, as advised by your doctor.
- To keep your bowel motions soft, use a stool softener.
- Exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.
Kegel exercises and other pelvic floor exercises improve your pelvic muscles. Here’s how you can go about doing it:
- Slowly tense your pelvic floor muscles for three seconds, feeling as if you’re lifting them, then relax for three seconds.
- Repeat for a total of 10 times. That completes one set.
Two to three times a day, do one set of Kegel exercises. If you are unable to complete a set of ten exercises on your first day, begin with a lesser set as much as you can manage and progressively increase over time.
What is the best way to reduce rectal prolapse?
In an ideal world, you wouldn’t be able to shrink the prolapse. Manual reduction or surgery might be used to return your rectum to its original position.
Only when the rectum’s mucosa is bloated owing to a buildup of fluid in it can it be decreased in rectal prolapse. Apply a few grains of sugar to it before placing it into the anus for this, and let it there for a few minutes. The surplus water in the rectum will be absorbed by sugar, causing it to shrink.