Rectal prolapse is a highly uncomfortable medical condition where the rectum begins to protrude outside the aus. The causes can vary, but the treatment is fairly straightforward: a simple surgery that typically does not cause much discomfort in patients.
How do we treat rectal prolapse? Most surgical approaches are conducted through the abdomen, although a perineal approach may be favored for patients whose overall health or medical history precludes the more invasive abdominal track. The rectum is gently placed back into its traditional place, and sutures are applied to keep everything from moving around during the recovery process.
Once the surgery is complete, you’ll want to avoid some of the habits and behaviors which may have led to the initial disorder. That means avoiding straining during bowel movements, as well as avoiding constipation by eating plenty of fiber and staying hydrated.
Recovery time from this procedure is often just a few days long. The Proctology Institute offers stellar aftercare to ensure you can get back to your active life as soon as possible.
For questions about rectal prolapse, rectocele, and related medical conditions, call us today.