Rectal prolapse is a condition where the complete rectal wall protrudes through the anal opening, a condition more common among old persons with a history of chronic constipation. Other factors causing intra abdominal pressure can also lead to this condition e.g. BPH, pregnancy, chronic bronchitis, pelvic floor dysfunction,neurological and psychiatric conditions.
Symptoms & diagnosis
- A mass protrudes through the anus during straining
- Fecal incontinence,
- Pain, discharge of mucus or rectal bleeding
Anal physiological tests like defeacography, sigmoidoscopy, manometry are used to diagnose rectal prolapse.
LifeCare ABS offers laparoscopic treatments for rectal prolapse
Treatments are given depending upon the situation of the patient which could be laparoscopic suture fixation rectopexy or resection rectopexy.