Rectal Prolapse

Posted by baz @baz, Jul 5, 2022

I need to finally address my rectal prolapse. What are my options? Anyone else with this problem?
Thank you.

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Hello @baz and welcome to Mayo Connect. Yes, we do have members who have dealt with this problem. Here is a link to a Connect discussion on this topic, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/i-am-looking-to-discuss-prolapse-bladder-or-any-kind-of-prolapse/. As you can see, members are discussing both rectal and vaginal prolapse here. Just click on the link and you can read what others have posted. I would like to invite @ellen307 to this discussion as she has had surgery for both the vagina prolapse and rectal prolapse.

I see that you said that you are finally going to address this problem. If you care to share more, how long has this been a problem for you? As I assume you are considering surgery, what type of surgery has been recommended?

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@hopeful33250

Hello @baz and welcome to Mayo Connect. Yes, we do have members who have dealt with this problem. Here is a link to a Connect discussion on this topic, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/i-am-looking-to-discuss-prolapse-bladder-or-any-kind-of-prolapse/. As you can see, members are discussing both rectal and vaginal prolapse here. Just click on the link and you can read what others have posted. I would like to invite @ellen307 to this discussion as she has had surgery for both the vagina prolapse and rectal prolapse.

I see that you said that you are finally going to address this problem. If you care to share more, how long has this been a problem for you? As I assume you are considering surgery, what type of surgery has been recommended?

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Hi I had surgery for Rectal prolapse and Vaginal prolapse April 8th, recovery has been
going very well. August 1st I having sling surgery in hopes it will stop the leaking of
urine.
I am going to PT for Pelvic floor exercise . Only on day 2 using ball between m y legs and
squeezing pelvic floor muscles. several other Im doing to help .

Hope this update will help other
Let me know if I can help

ellen307

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In reply to @hopeful33250 "Hello @baz and welcome to Mayo Connect. Yes, we do have members who have dealt with…" + (show)
Hi I had surgery for Rectal prolapse and Vaginal prolapse April 8th, recovery has been
going very well. August 1st I having sling surgery in hopes it will stop the leaking of
urine.
I am going to PT for Pelvic floor exercise . Only on day 2 using ball between m y legs and
squeezing pelvic floor muscles. several other Im doing to help .

Hope this update will help other
Let me know if I can help

ellen307

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@ellen307

Hi I had surgery for Rectal prolapse and Vaginal prolapse April 8th, recovery has been
going very well. August 1st I having sling surgery in hopes it will stop the leaking of
urine.
I am going to PT for Pelvic floor exercise . Only on day 2 using ball between m y legs and
squeezing pelvic floor muscles. several other Im doing to help .

Hope this update will help other
Let me know if I can help

ellen307

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What kind of surgery did you have for rectal prolapse? I’m trying to get in to see someone at Mayo to go over my options. It’s reached the point of continence so I have to deal with this.

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I saw colon rectal surgeon who repair the rectal prolapse by pulling it back where it belong and stapped on
the back wall. I was on bed rest waiting for surg ery due to the pandemic only emergency surgery could
be done at christiana Care

It was not to plesant but my best option On my way to recovery

Hope this was of sone help for you if you need more help Contact me Good Luck

Ellen307

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@ellen307

I saw colon rectal surgeon who repair the rectal prolapse by pulling it back where it belong and stapped on
the back wall. I was on bed rest waiting for surg ery due to the pandemic only emergency surgery could
be done at christiana Care

It was not to plesant but my best option On my way to recovery

Hope this was of sone help for you if you need more help Contact me Good Luck

Ellen307

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What is the name of this procedure? Did they go in through the stomach or anus? Was it laparoscopic?
Sorry for all the questions but i don’t know anyone else who had this done. Thank you so much.

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My surgery was thru the abdominal wallt with 22 staples from belly down
After this procedure I had my vaginal staples back up for prolapse
Rectal prolapse was pulled thru back and staples to back wall inside
Was not done thru anus

Ellen307

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How long was the recovery? Was recovery very painful?
How are you doing now?
Was it worth it?
Thank you so much.

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I had rectal prolapse surgery April 8th, doing better
I really had no choice as rectum was out could not sir, walk for length of time. Colon rectal surgeon,did my
Surgery incision abdomen where he pulled my
Rectum back in place stapled to the back wall.
Had virginal prolapse at some time by different surgeon.
Recovery was slow but progress yeah
August 1st having sling surgery.
Going to pt for pelvic floor exercises.

Hope this helps

Ellen307

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Thank you Ellen you have been very helpful. May I ask your age? I am 71 and hope I’m not too old for everything to turn out OK. I’m very fearful of surgery and hospitals.
How old are you?

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