Prolapsing tissues

Some patients will notice that when they have a bowel movement, some tissue sticks out from the anal canal.  This tissue may either go back in on its own after the bowel movement, or have to be pushed back in by the patient.  Sometimes it will stay in and other times it may come back out when the patient gets up, begins walking or exercising or lifting.  Sometimes it will not go back in at all.  Tissues that prolapse like this are usually hemorrhoids.  This is a benign disorder but can be quite a nuisance. Alternatively, the prolapsing tissue might be a bit of the lining of the rectum (mucosal prolapse) or the entire rectum itself (rectal prolapse).  It may take an examination by a specialist to determine exactly what is prolapsing and how to deal with it.

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