Rectal prolapse causes a lump to stick out of your back passage anus and this can become quite painful. Although the lump can pop in and out at first, later on it can stay out all the time, especially when you stand up. This can cause problems with daily activities that involve walking or standing for any length of time. Prolapse of the bladder or womb uterus doesn't cause rectal prolapse but is sometimes associated with it. No-one knows how common rectal prolapse is because people often have it without reporting it to their doctor. However, it is known to happen most frequently in the elderly.
A rectal prolapse is when part of your rectum back passage slides out through your anus the opening in your bottom , forming a lump. You may only get the rectal prolapse when you're having a bowel movement at first, but eventually it might be there all the time. Having a rectal prolapse can be uncomfortable and interfere with your daily life. It may slide out through your anus the opening in your bottom.
Jump to content. Rectal prolapse occurs when part or all of the wall of the rectum slides out of place, sometimes sticking out of the anus. See a picture of rectal prolapse. There are three types of rectal prolapse.
This year-old man presented with a very painful infection. There was a large abscess which was easily palpable with surrounding cellulitis. It clearly needed incision so he was admitted for this to be done under general anaesthetic. There was no obvious underlying cause, such as inflammatory bowel disease or diabetes.