Internal Rectal Prolapse (Intussception) Treatment

If symptoms are minimal then no surgical treatment may be necessary. Keeping the stools soft and avoiding straining should help to prevent the prolapse getting larger. Sometimes glycerine suppositories will help emptying.
For most women who have a internal prolapse (intussusception)  that is causing problems with bowel emptying, a ventral mesh rectopexy is recommended. If other types of pelvic floor weakness are identified, such as a rectocele or an enterocele, these can be corrected during the same procedure.

What are the next steps?
If you think you have this condition or any of these symptoms
you will need to seek medical advice.
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Contact birmingham bowel clinic on 0845 241 7762
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