Skip to content. Rectal prolapse is a condition in which the inside of the rectum turns inside out and comes out of the anus with bowel movements or sometimes spontaneously. It can be brought on by straining hard and repeatedly while trying to move your bowels.
A man in China developed a rare condition after playing games on his phone while sitting on the toilet: His rectum slipped out of his anus, according to news reports. The man went to a hospital in southeast China after he noticed a "ball-sized" lump had fallen out of his anus but was still attached to his body, according to the Daily Mail. The man was diagnosed with rectal prolapse, a relatively uncommon condition in which the rectum, or the last part of the large intestinebecomes detached from inside the body and essentially turns itself "inside out," allowing it to slip out of the anus, according to the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons ASCRS.
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.
A rectal prolapse is when part of your rectum sticks out through your anus back passage to form a lump. The rectum is the last part of your bowel. You may notice the rectal prolapse when you're having a bowel movement.
Rectal prolapse is a condition in which the rectum the lower end of the colon, located just above the anus drops downwards and turns inside out. In the early stage, the rectum stays inside the body, but as the condition worsens, it may protrude out through the anus. There is often weakness of the anal muscles, and this may result in leakage of stool or mucus.
The condition tends to be progressive. At first the rectum may go back in place on its own, but eventually it may need to be repositioned manually. Surgery is necessary to repair the prolapse.
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.
What is rectal prolapse? Rectal prolapse occurs when the upper portion of the rectum telescopes itself inside out and comes out through the rectal opening. It is seen most often in elderly women, but it can occur in men and women of any age.
This information may also be useful to the friends, families, and caregivers of patients dealing with rectal prolapse. Treatment of this condition may often require surgery, and this patient education material is intended for patients with rectal prolapse who are considering or have been recommended surgery. It will address why surgery may have been recommended, what the various treatment options are, what it involves and how it may help patients. While this may be uncomfortable, it rarely results in an emergent medical problem.