Hanging out of my anus
Rectal prolapse is an uncomfortable condition that requires treatment to fix.
Colonoscopy picture from NCI Website When the diagnosis remains in doubt, defecography may reveal the problem.
These additional problems may also be demonstrated on defecography and may require surgery, typically involving surgeons from other specialties at the time of surgery for the rectal prolapse.
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Instead, the inner lining of the rectum is stripped away from the muscle and removed.
Other Rectal Prolapse Treatments Other treatments for rectal prolapse include:
Untreated, rectal prolapse does not turn into cancer.
Very occasionally an injection that shrinks tissue a sclerosant has to be given.
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Occasionally, a surgeon may choose to do a perineal procedure slightly less extensive than a perineal rectosigmoidectomy.
The longer a person puts off receiving treatment for rectal prolapse the greater chance of permanent problems, such as incontinence and nerve damage.
When patients complain of a long history of constipation, removal of a portion of the colon may be included in an attempt to improve bowel function.
The outlook prognosis will depend on your age, on whether you have any untreatable causes for the prolapse and on the state of your general health.