Do you feel an abnormal bulge at your anus that wasn’t there before? This could be a sign of rectal prolapse.
The rectum is the part of the body that holds the stool until it is defecated. It is located just above the anus and separated from the anal opening by the pelvic diaphragm. Rectal prolapse is a condition where the rectum slips from its original place down towards the anus. When the rectum prolapses, it either comes out fully (complete or full-thickness prolapse), comes out part-way (partial prolapse), or moves out-of-place but stays within the anus (internal rectal prolapse). The rectum needs to be returned to its place to ensure that it doesn’t get damaged and you don’t develop any long-term complications.
The team at Huntington Colorectal Surgeons has helped many patients with rectal prolapse. We understand how inconvenient it can be to live with rectal prolapse. Our treatments are designed to quickly reverse the prolapse, ensuring your rectum is back where it belongs and functions as it should.
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