Many people are confused, whether the anal prolapse is "prolapsed"?
There is an old saying, "A prolapse of something from the anus is called prolapse."
Modern medicine defines prolapse as rectal mucosa, rectal full-thickness and partial sigmoid colon displacement downward to outside the anus.
The common prolapse from the anus is internal hemorrhoids.
Prolapse and internal hemorrhoids look alike
The prolapse is pink, bleeding, moist around the anus, bulging of the anus, and possibly incarceration and necrosis of the prolapse.
What is the difference between prolapse and internal hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids are like separated petals, and prolapse is like round flower buds without space.
Rectum prolapse, the rectal mucosa of the prolapse, is uniformly circular or conical, with obvious radial longitudinal grooves or circles, pale or reddish in color. It is 3~5cm, or even 10cm long. It is soft to the touch or has a sense of thickness, and has a certain degree of flexibility. It can be taken back by itself after the toilet. Later, the anus is loose and sometimes needs to be restored by hand. Repeated wiping will bleed.
Internal hemorrhoids, prolapse, congestion and swelling of hemorrhoids, in the shape of single or ring petals, with depressions between the hemorrhoids and normal mucosa. Prone to bleeding during the stool.
Prolapse and internal hemorrhoids are related
Internal hemorrhoids develop to the later stage, often prolapse and cause relaxation of the anal sphincter, which will pull the rectal mucosa downward and prolapse.
What else is the anal prolapse
Anal prolapse, the root is in the anus, and the surface is covered with skin. There are three conditions: irregular shape, soft texture, no pain to touch, connective tissue external hemorrhoids; blue, oval, medium quality, no pain to touch, It is an external hemorrhoid with varicose veins; it is bluish-purple, with a slightly hard texture and severe pain. It is a thrombotic hemorrhoid.
There are two cases of prolapse from the anus, the root is in the anus, and there are pedicles. There are two situations: the top is slightly hard and whitish, it is the anal papilla; the color is red, soft, and it is easy to bleed when touched. It is a rectal polyp.
People who will experience prolapse
Children, elderly, women who have given birth many times. Children have underdeveloped supportive tissues in the pelvic cavity, and older people and women have weak pelvic floor muscles and loose anal sphincter muscles.
Therefore, self-diagnosis of prolapsed anus or hemorrhoids and other prolapses is relatively simple, but if you are not sure, you can ask a doctor for early diagnosis and early prevention.