rectal prolapse

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redee2moov
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   Posted 11/10/2008 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
It was suggested that someone on this forum may be able to share some information or experiences with rectal prolapse. I'll read any info you have, but especially about surgical and non-surgical successes and challenges.
 
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2b ColonFree
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   Posted 11/11/2008 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   

hi redee,

i've had major rectal prolapse and a small rectocele too (two different problems). had it fixed with the STARR procedure. the surgery went very well, and it would have been a total success if i didn't have colonic inertia as well. i had the CI before the STARR, it wasn't the procedure that caused the CI, i know that b/c i had the sitz marker test before the STARR and it showed CI.

there are several types of surgeries for prolapse repair. i think i've read something about if the rectocele is too big than the STARR is not the right option. if you have only prolapse, than i think the STARR will be great for you. it's a very easy procedure. i was less than 24 hrs. in the hosp. and recovery was a peace of cake, honestly it was!

please consult with more than one dr. about your specific situation and comparing with the different surgeries to decide which one will suit you the most.  

about non-surgical -  the only non-surgical option i know of is biofeedback therapy. i've never heard of success trories with that, including my self - didn't help me at all... but you can try it. maybe if you have a very small prolapse, you can benefit from it. but i'm not impressed with this specific therpy.

so anyway, best of luck to you!!!


Hodaya
 
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure 
colonic inertia w/ pelvic floor dysfunction


redee2moov
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   Posted 11/11/2008 6:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks 2b

Your information is very helpful

I have spent the past year ridding myself of the pain and misery, discomfort and inconvenience of IBS with amazing results. Now, as a part of repairing the damage done I need to reawaken a very sleepy colon (not total inertia, but very very little "urge") and eliminate the prolapse, which I have had for over 10 years (thought is was just really bad hemorhoids until a few months ago).

I know I won't have success with any kind of repair to the prolaspe unless I totally resolve some remaining constipation issues, but the one factor I know would improve that, is increasing my water intake. However, as I increase the water in my body, I also increase the tendency for my prolaspe to "drop out." So I am gathering information as I consider my options for dealing with this catch-22 situation.

I'll be googling STARR procedure as soon as I am done here. Thanks again.

2b ColonFree
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   Posted 11/12/2008 1:26 AM (GMT -6)   
redee,
i uderstand what you mean. the water intake improves the motility of your colon, and then you actualy get to feel the urge to go, but with the prolapse it's absolutely impossible to get ANYTHING out!!!! (i know how frustrating this is, blieve me).
though for me, increasing the water intake didn't help at all. i had the urge only with laxatives, but couldn't get anything out, even with lots of laxatives. at least now, after the STARR, the laxatives can help me.
i also had my prolapse for over 10 yrs. and as far as i know, the longer time you neglect it, the more damage to your digestive system. please get help fast.

i really really hope that your only magor problem is the prolapse and NOT the colon and after you fix that, you won't have any problems to go. did you have the sitz marker test yet?

after you get to fix that, you have to start eating right, you know: 3 liter of water, fiber and lots of foods that improves the motility of the colon. one amazing food that really helps is beetroot!!!! you might want to try one bowl of scraped beetroot every evening. it really do wonders. it has lots of fiber in it too. but, again, with CI it won't help. 

many blessings to you, and keep us posted, ok?


Hodaya
 
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure 
colonic inertia w/ pelvic floor dysfunction

Post Edited (2b ColonFree) : 11/12/2008 12:29:03 AM (GMT-7)

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