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Old 10-25-2012, 12:03 PM   #1
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Rectal Prolapse?

I am only 20 and have had a hard time dealing with my issue. When I was 13 I was assaulted and after I have had problems. I didn't tell anyone because of shame and fear. Recently I searched my symptoms and I fit the criteria for rectal prolapse.
I have been trying home remedies such as pushing it back in, keeping a healthy diet and using stool softeners. But, without fail no matter the consistency it still comes back out 1-3 inches.
I am worried about seeing another doctor because the last one I saw was rude and inconsiderate about my problem. He stated I was too young and I probably had a bad diet and would do nothing other than prescribe medication (stool softener) and told me to change my diet.
Is there anything else I can do? I don't want to go through another doctor, but I will if there is no other way.

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Old 10-25-2012, 12:31 PM   #2
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Re: Rectal Prolapse?

I am so sorry you had to suffer through an assault, and its lasting physical effects. I am also sorry you encountered such a jerk for a doctor!

There is nothing that can really be done naturally for a true rectal prolapse. There is likely damage that can only be surgically repaired. I know you are probably "gun shy" about seeking another medical opinion, but that is what you are going to have to do.

To decrease the risk of finding another dud, I would suggest going straight to a colo-rectal surgeon if possible. If it is too difficult to verbally tell the doctor or nurse that the problem is a result of assault, just write it down and hand the note to him/her. It is information the doctor needs. If you aren't comfortable with the doctor, you can leave and look for another! It's YOUR body and you DESERVE proper treatment! With your young age, I would say the chances of a good outcome are good, and again, you DESERVE a good outcome as you have a lot of living left to do!

Hope this helps.

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