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Old 03-02-2003, 04:52 PM   #1
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What can a person do to ease the discomfort? Besides boosting up your fiber. Also, I find my morning "doodles" are far too loose. Should I up my fiver? I eat all bran in the morning with a fiber herbal capsule after dinner. I cut the fiber pill from two down to one. Anyways, I find my rectum in discomfort all day except when I lie down or go to sleep. The longer I stand, the worse it gets...

 
Old 03-02-2003, 10:56 PM   #2
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Your subject title says prolapsed rectum.......have you considered having this taken care of surgically? If you truely do have a prolapsed rectum then you should consider having this fixed surgically. Fiber is great for anyone with bowel problems so yes go ahead and use it. Also are you able to manually put the prolapsed rectum back in without to much discomfort and how often does your prolapse fall out?

 
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Old 03-03-2003, 10:34 AM   #3
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I don't know what I have. I just have a feeling of heaviness in the rectum area, my age considering, I probably have some type of prolapse with the vagina and rectum area. I'm trying Keigal exercises right now. Anything. I see my doc next week for the usual pap and will ask questions. Penny on this board had some questions about this concern for women in general and I too have quesions because this does concern our bowels.

 
Old 03-03-2003, 08:28 PM   #4
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When you have a prolapsed bowel or rectum that refers to your rectum quite literally hanging outside of your anus. It is usually reducible manually and since this is not what you indicate happens then I doubt it is a rectal prolapse or a vaginal prolapse since you don't indicate that either of these two are have been felt or seen.

 
Old 03-06-2003, 09:35 AM   #5
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Hi, oh, is that what a prolapse is? No, nothing is hanging out of either end, just a feeling of heaviness, especially when I finish having a bowel movement. Gosh, I get so scared all the time wondering what is going on? I have so much anxiety, I wonder if the muscles in the rectum are tense and acting up?

 
Old 03-20-2003, 07:58 PM   #6
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Dear Fiber: Just wanted to add to the comments on this subject.

There are actually three different types of rectal prolapse -- external, mucosal, and internal (or intussusception). It IS possible to have rectal prolapse that does not exit your body.

In addition, the feeling of heaviness you describe could be due to rectocele and/or perineal descent. You may want to consider getting checked by either a urogynecologist or a colorectal. If you DO have any of the above conditions, they shouldn't be ignored.

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Old 03-11-2004, 09:22 PM   #7
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Re: Prolapsed rectum?

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Your subject title says prolapsed rectum.......have you considered having this taken care of surgically? If you truely do have a prolapsed rectum then you should consider having this fixed surgically. Fiber is great for anyone with bowel problems so yes go ahead and use it. Also are you able to manually put the prolapsed rectum back in without to much discomfort and how often does your prolapse fall out?
I had a rectal prolapse about 2 years ago and the doctor manually pushed it back in (b/c I had no clue what was going on with me). I happened soon after that and I was able to fix it myself. I think it often trys to prolapse, but I stop it. I was reading in another post that it should be fixed surgically before getting pregnant. They didn't mention this to me, but I wasn't trying and I'm not now....but is that true ?

 
Old 03-12-2004, 08:26 AM   #8
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Re: Prolapsed rectum?

I hate to sound like a broken record, but before I did my fasting. I had a very painful feeling in my rectum almost all the time. (aside from times where I could lay down and fall asleep.) That was one of the reasons it was so easy for me do something that seemed as drastic as fasting was. I would strongly consider it. The relief when it was done was complete, and is still lasting. No pain whatsoever, and very minor and infrequent hemroidal symptoms now.

 
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I hate to sound like a broken record, but before I did my fasting. I had a very painful feeling in my rectum almost all the time. (aside from times where I could lay down and fall asleep.) That was one of the reasons it was so easy for me do something that seemed as drastic as fasting was. I would strongly consider it. The relief when it was done was complete, and is still lasting. No pain whatsoever, and very minor and infrequent hemroidal symptoms now.

 
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Can you tell me what type of surgery you had? My surgeon has talked to me about two types: one using an abdominal incision (which I would like to avoid), and the other through the rectum. She also tells me that I have a redundant colon which she would like to resection. Worried about that.

Also have been told that if a prolapsed rectum is not repaired within 2 years of occurance, permanent incontinence can result - even after surgery.

Any comments?

 
Old 07-21-2004, 02:07 PM   #11
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Wac,

Why on earth would you want to have a redundant colon resected? Is it bothering you? Colon resection is MAJOR surgery.

I have that condition and just have to manage it with a fiber laxative and mild stimulant (senna) to keep things moving.

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