HOW IS RECTAL PROLAPSE DIAGNOSED?
A physician can often diagnose rectal prolapse, otherwise an exam by a colon and rectal surgeon. You may be asked to sit on the toilet and strain. This may produce the prolapse. If the rectal prolapse is difficult to see, xrays may be helpful.
HOW IS RECTAL PROLAPSE TREATED?
It is difficult to fix rectal prolapse, once it has become symptomatic, with out surgery. There are many surgical options, depending on age, health, and size of the prolapse. Laparoscopic abdominal repair versus pelvic repair under spinal anesthesia are two options.
HOW SUCCESSFUL IS TREATMENT?
Surgery is very successful. There are many factors that contribute to the success. Avoiding constipation and straining are important.