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Prolapse of rectum - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Prolaps - does mean I may have cancer of the rectum? when I saw the gastroenterology he said he didn't do that kind of work and sending to a surgen and that was end of that appointment
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   ok
Doctor :   May I ask you a few more questions pertaining to your problem to help you better ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender please ?
User :   I'm a healthy 65 Young single women - its been three years since my husband passed away - so NO new partents
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   The usual causes of rectal prolapse are : Doctor :  
Cystic fibrosis,
Malnutrition and malabsorption (celiac disease is an example),
Pinworms (enterobiasis),
Prior injury to the anus or pelvic area,
Whipworm infection (trichuriasis),
User :   is there a test for these - If I take any more fiber it brings it up - I hate this red ball that I sit on and its very awful
Doctor :   Yes, Usually a Proctologist is the right doctor to help you out.
Doctor :   He can be either a Surgeon or a Gastroenteric surgeon.
User :   ok then I will go to the surgeon - but what can I do now
Doctor :   Usually we offer a treatment for the actual complicating cause which had caused the prolapse
Doctor :   for eg. treating constipation if that is the root cause .
Doctor :   I advise you the following steps : Doctor :   1. Eating lot of fruits, vegetables, juices.
Doctor :   2. Have lots of water.
Doctor :   3. Have lots of roughage rich food.
Doctor :   The best treatment for your problem is : Doctor :   Perineal surgery - often performed on older patients and is less dangerous
Anal encirclement.
Delorme mucosal sleeve resection, which involves rectopexy in the sacral hollow or to the promontory with a synthetic material
Altemeier perineal rectosigmoidectomy
Doctor :   Do you want me to help you with anything else ?
Doctor :   Please try to avoid any cough,cold,sneezings which may aggravate the prolapse.
User :   no thanks - but is surgery is maybe what I need because I do everything to said fruit water
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   I wish you all the best for your surgery.
User :   thank you but it won;t be soon - smile - thanks so much
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me, Take care, Bye for now.
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