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Dec 31, 2018 · Rectal prolapse in Digestive Health

An update: Have been fortunate enough to find a new surgeon and will be having a laparscopic resection of the sigmoid. There is a 3-6 month wait for a surgical bed here in B.C. Canada, which is not so good. But I am more confident in this new surgeon and this procedure and am taking each day as it comes.

Nov 21, 2018 · Rectal prolapse in Digestive Health

I think that the frequent bowel movements associated with Celiac's disease would contribute to a rectal prolapse; therefore, the more the Celiac disease is under control, the better. Any diet that is bowel-friendly is good. I tried the gluten free diet but found it didn't make any difference. By trial and error, you'll get an idea of what works for you. I keep a stenographer's pad handy and make a daily note. It helps in keeping track. On Dec. 11, I will be seeing yet another surgeon: the sigmoid prolapsed this summer, and it's taken this long to get an appoint. The Medical system in B.C. Canada is overburdened.
I just read your other posting where you say you don't have Celiac's disease but chronic consitpation. Any straining would contribute to rectal prolapse. The aim is for a regular soft stool.

Oct 1, 2018 · Slipping farther and farther with no grip! Help! in Digestive Health

I find Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) done by my physiotherapist to be helfpul.

Sep 23, 2018 · Rectal prolapse in Digestive Health

Sorry for the late reply, sueblue. I have similar problems with antibiotics and IBS/IBD as you have, and I regret to say I have no answers. Wish I did!!

Sep 23, 2018 · Rectal prolapse in Digestive Health

I am sorry to report that the second surgery for the rectal prolapse also failed. This prolapse has also involved the sigmoid. I had a sigmoidoscopy two days ago and was told that no further surgery could be done: there isn't enough margin left, and any anastomosis would pull the sigmoid down even further. I will have to learn to live with it.

Jan 9, 2018 · Rectal prolapse in Digestive Health

I’m 88 next month. I don’t think anyone would consider your age “advanced”. Let us know what the surgeon says and how it goes. Wishing you the very best.

Jan 9, 2018 · Rectal prolapse in Digestive Health

You are fortunate indeed to be able to have the abdominal laparoscopic procedure with its higher success rate. In this past year, I have had the perineal repair for a prolapsed rectum done in March and again in October when the first one failed. My advanced age was the deciding factor in my case. I think you will find that once the surgery is done, and you have healed, that your quality of life will improve markedly.

Aug 9, 2017 · ~ what can I take? ~ in Digestive Health

My gastroenterologist has started me on RIfaximin 250 mgs.daily X 14, and I noticed an improvement by Day 3. I’m starting to add probiotics as suggested by another poster. Now at Day 6, I’m feeling better than I have in years (and I’m now in my late 80’s). It is a detressing condition — you have my sympathy.