Rectal Prolapse (Prolapsed
Rectum) and Homeopathy
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What Is A Rectal Prolapse
A prolapsed rectum occurs when part or all of the wall of
the rectum slides out of place, sometimes sticking out of the anus.
Rectal prolapse is caused by the weakening of the ligaments and muscles that
hold the rectum in place. In most people, the anal sphincter is weak. Rectal
prolapse occurs most often in children under age 6 and in the elderly.
Causes of Rectal Prolapse - these
conditions can be associated with a prolapsed rectum:
Types Of Rectal Prolapse
- the lining of the rectum
slides out of place and usually sticks out of the anus. This can happen when
straining to have a bowel movement. Partial prolapse is most common in
children younger than 2 years.
- the whole wall of the rectum slides out of place and sticks out of
the anus. Occur at first only during bowel movements. Eventually,
may occur when standing or walking. And in some cases the prolapsed tissue
remains outside your body all the time.
- this is called intussusception. This is when one part of the wall of the colon or
rectum slides into or over another part. The rectum does not stick out of
the anus. This is most common in children and rarely
affects adults. In children, the cause is usually not known. In adults, it
is usually related to another intestinal problem, such as a growth of tissue
in the wall of the intestines, like with a polyp or tumor.
The symptoms of
a prolapsed rectum are similar to those of hemorrhoids. Rectal prolapse
originates higher in the body than hemorrhoids do. The symptoms of a prolapsed
rectum are similar to those of hemorrhoids but a rectal prolapse originates
higher in the body than hemorrhoids do. A person with a prolapsed rectum may
feel tissue protruding from the anus and experience the following symptoms:
sign of rectal prolapse is unexpected release of mucus, stool, blood from the
anus. Other signs are:
Anal pain, itching,
irritation, and bleeding.
Bright red tissue that
protrudes from the anus.
Feeling off full bowels
and urgent need to have a bowel movement.
Feeling of not being able to
empty the bowels completely.
Inability to control bowel
movements that becomes worse over time.
Passage of many very small
Homeopathic Remedies for
Prolapsed rectum in children. Child may be
constipated or cries while passing stools from the pain. Swelling in the
anus and rectum with congestion. Fissures in the anus. Burning sensation in
the anus during stool. The pain lasts for a long time after passing stools.
even with soft stool. For
prolapsed rectum when the parts protrude with soft stools and remain intact
with hard stools. Sharp and shooting pain. The pain radiates upwards and may
get worse after passing stools. Pain subsides when the person s in a sitting
posture. Tight, constrictive feeling around the opening of the anus.
Constant pressure as if some sharp instrument was protruding from the rectum
into the anus. Pain worse in the mornings, after eating food and on getting
to warm. Better by changing the posture and when sitting.
Prolapsed rectum while
passing stool. Podophyllum is most frequently indicated
remedies in cases of prolapsed rectum. Prolapse happens before or during the
stool. Sore pain in the anus. Used in children with prolapse of the rectum.
History of chronic constipation. Weakness in the abdomen and anus. Constant
anxiety due to the pain in the anus. The prolapsed part of the rectum may
remain protruded for a long time in children.
after straining or after child birth and delivery in women.
Ruta is helpful in cases which occur due to complications after
childbirth. Stools may be constipated and can be passed only with great
straining and difficulty. Sitting is the worst position because it makes the
pain get worse. Rectum and anus are being pricked with sticks. Some part of
the rectum comes down the anus each time when the stools are passed. Ruta is
used when there is protrusion of the rectum while bending or stooping
forward. Symptoms are worse in winter.