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A part of anus is hanging out. Why?

I noticed that I have a part of anus hanging out of my butt. It has been there since over a year. I just figured out that it is not normal and I am very tensed about it. I would like to get rid of it and have a normal ass. Could you please give me helpful advice, any medical treatment or surgeries possible. I would be very thankful.
Asked On : Sat, 8 Sep 2012
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Urologist 's  Response
Jul 2016
Thanks for your query.Based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you have either what is called as sentinel pile or polyp.

however final diagnosis can be confirmed only on clinical and proctoscopic examination by qualified Geneerl Surgeon.

Please go ahead and consult General surgeon to confirm the diagnosis. You may need to undergo minor surgery to excise the growth which will help to resolve your problem permanently.

Answered: Wed, 2 Oct 2013
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Radiologist Dr. Vivek Chail's  Response
May 2014
Thanks for writing in to us.

You are having rectal prolapse. Rectal prolapse can occur as a result of many conditions, including:

Chronic constipation or chronic diarrhea.
Long-term history of straining during bowel movements.
Older age. Muscles and ligaments in the rectum and anus naturally weaken with age. Other nearby structures in the pelvis area also loosen with age, which adds to the general weakness in that area of the body.
Weakening of the anal sphincter. This is the specific muscle that controls the release of stool from the rectum.
Prior injury to the anal or pelvic areas.
Damage to nerves. If the nerves that control the ability of the rectum and anus muscles to contract are damaged, rectal prolapse can result. Nerve damage can be caused by pregnancy, difficult vaginal childbirth, anal sphincter paralysis, spinal injury, back injury/back surgery, and/or other surgeries of the pelvic area.

Other diseases, conditions, and infections. Rectal prolapse can be a consequence of diabetes, cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hysterectomy, and infections in the intestines caused by parasites – such as pinworms and whipworms – and diseases resulting from poor nutrition or from difficulty digesting foods.

In some cases of very minor, early prolapse, treatment can begin at home with the use of stool softeners and by pushing the fallen tissue back up into the anus by hand. However, surgery is usually necessary to repair the prolapse. There are several surgical approaches. The surgeon’s choice depends on patient’s age, other existing health problems, the extent of the prolapse, results of the exam and other tests, and the surgeon’s preference and experience with certain techniques.

Abdominal and rectal (also called perineal) surgery are the two most common approaches to rectal prolapse repair.

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Answered: Wed, 2 Oct 2013
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