Have you ever experienced incomplete defecation and anal swelling? Have you also suffered from swelling in the anus after defecation? Even more embarrassing when coughing, sneezing, or even walking or standing. And helpless? Actually, this is rectal prolapse.
My name is Fangfang (a pseudonym) and I am 65 years old this year. I suffered from hemorrhoids when I was young. I have not been treated systematically. About 5 years ago, I found incomplete defecation and anal swelling after defecation. My retirement life is a mess. In the past week, he has experienced difficulty in defecation, jet-like blood in the stool and severe pain. Because of concerns about privacy, he was only treated with medicine in the local clinic. A few days after the treatment, I found that the swelling in the anus could not be recovered after it prolapsed. The pain was unbearable, and I could not tell my relatives and friends. I was under great psychological pressure.
Rectal prolapse is a disease in which the rectal mucosa, anal canal, full-thickness of the rectum and part of the sigmoid colon move downward and prolapse outside the anus. Part of the rectal wall moves down, that is, the rectal mucosa moves down, which is called mucosal prolapse or incomplete prolapse; the full-thickness of the rectal wall moves down is called complete prolapse. If the rectal wall moves down inside the anorectal cavity, it is called internal prolapse; if it moves down outside the anus, it is called external prolapse.
Why do rectal prolapse prefer women? The incidence of females is higher than that of males due to factors such as large lower pelvic mouth and multiple childbirths. From a local anatomy point of view, the anterior anal sphincter of women is weaker than that of men, and it is easy to tear during defecation or constipation. Women do not pay attention to rest and hygiene during menstruation, and the local area is vulnerable to inflammation, resulting in fragile tissues and sphincter spasm. During pregnancy, women have high abdominal pressure, poor local blood circulation, and difficult to heal after anal tears. At the same time, women with less activity during pregnancy, poor bowel motility, and easy constipation are also the causes of rectal prolapse.