When the inner rectum protrudes outward and becomes visible through the anus, this is a condition known as rectal prolapse. This problem can vary in severity and has the potential to become severely uncomfortable and hazardous.
Symptoms of Rectal Prolapse
When you’re experiencing rectal prolapse, the most immediate and obvious symptom will be a red mass or bulge that can be seen extending out through the opening of your anus. This is most frequently seen immediately after a bowel movement, and may or may not be associated with pain in the area. At first, the prolapse may only be partial, but it can become a full prolapse if not addressed in a timely fashion.
Pain, bleeding, and fecal incontinence are also symptoms that can be associated with rectal prolapse. Patients who fear that may be dealing with this issue are encouraged to reach out to NYBG Colorectal as soon as possible.