Colon Prolapse, Rectal Prolapse
What are the symptoms of a rectal prolapse? A colon prolapse or rectal prolapse causes enormous suffering for the patient. During exercise or defecation, intestinal mucosa exit the anal opening, causing oozing and pain.
How is a colon prolapse detected? A rectal prolapse is diagnosed by proctological examination.
Must a rectal prolapse be operated on? Yes.
How is a rectal prolapse operated on? A rectal prolapse can be surgically repaired through abdominal surgery (laparoscopic rectopexy) or through the anal canal (Delorme, Altemeier).