Rectal prolapse is generally initially seen by parents; its appearance is usually visible and scary if your kid has never had prolapse before. A physical examination is used to identify rectal prolapse. They may also employ imaging tests to see whether an underlying issue is the source of the problem.
Your child’s physician may treat most minor occurrences of rectal prolapse by physically pushing the prolapse back into place. They will also provide suggestions to treat the source of prolapse, such as using a stool softener and boosting dietary fibre to enhance regular bowel movements in your kid. Treatment for rectal prolapse in babies is extended by the best specialist.
If your kid has frequent or severe rectal prolapse, a specialist may be needed to address the underlying issue. Surgical intervention may be required depending on the kind of prolapse. With you, the doctor will discuss the best treatment alternatives.
- Sclerotherapy, which involves injecting a sclerosing agent around the rectum to scar the surrounding tissue and hold the prolapse in place.
- Thiersch cerclage, which involves the use of a wire or other thin material to constrict the anus.
- Trans-anal resection, in which the prolapse is removed via the anus
- sigmoid resection, in which the sigmoid colon is removed laparoscopically
- rectopexy, which involves suturing the rectum to the sacrum.