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Suggest treatment for rectal pain in an elderly person

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Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein

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Posted on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 in Lump
Question: My mom, 93, is having rectal pain. She says it feels like her bottom is falling out when she poops. When standing the pain is intense. When sitting it is better.

We don’t want to go to the dr at this time because of the flu that is everywhere.
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Answered by Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein 57 minutes later
Brief Answer:
rectal prolapse or hemorrhoids

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome.

Her symptoms are suggesting rectal prolapse or hemorrhoids.
In every case, it is initially treated with dietary and conservative measure.
If there wont be improvement then surgery is required.
It is important to soften her stool and avoid sraining during defecation.
In early phase this is initially treated with dietary changes by having high fibre diet with lot of fluids and make her stool soft. Also she should take fruit, vegetables, avoid chocolate, refined meat, overeating and food that causes There are supplemets such as Psilium and Detralex which may help as well.
Also, she should use sitz baths by sitting in warm water for 20minutes daily.

Wish you good health. Regards
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