Women who have had more than one baby by vaginal birth are more likely to get rectal prolapse. Other health conditions which will make rectal prolapse more likely include:
The main symptom is bright red tissue sticking out of the anus. The tissue might have mucus or blood on it. Rectal prolapse isn’t usually painful but may be uncomfortable. The tissue might stay outside the anus or move back inside the body.
Other symptoms include:
Your Gastroenterologist can also tell if you have the problem by doing an exam. If the tissue has moved back inside your body, your Gastroenterologist might ask you to squat or sit on the toilet to check if the tissue comes back out of your body.
You might need other tests. These tests can also show if you have a different problem. They include:
The treatment depends on how serious your symptoms are and if you have other health problems. Whatever treatment you have, your Gastroenterologist will likely tell you to: