What is Rectal Prolapse?
Rectal prolapse is a medical condition in which the rectum begins to push through the anus and it is an abnormal condition for any person. The rectum is the part of the human body that is the last part of your large intestine, it leads to the opening of your anus to defecate. This condition can be mild to severe in nature.
What are the Symptoms of Rectal Prolapse?
The person who experiences this condition can also suffer from these symptoms:
- Bulge in the anus
- Discomfort in the rectum
- Pain in the rectal region
- Bowel movements may expel a small part of the rectum
- Walking, sitting and exercising may result in rectal prolapse
- Bleeding from rectum
- Difficulty in passing stool
- Mucous discharges from the anus
- The feeling of constipation
- Reduced ability to control the bowel movements
What are the Types of Rectal Prolapse?
The types of this condition depend on its severity and they are three in total:
- Internal Prolapse: The rectum begins to drop, but hasn’t pushed through anus, it is also known as incomplete prolapse.
- Mucosal Prolapse: The interior lining of the rectum moved through the anus
- External Prolapse: The entire rectum protrudes through the anus, it is also known as complete prolapse of rectum.
What are the Causes of Rectal Prolapse?
There are a number of medical conditions that can cause this problem including:
- Chronic constipation
- Weakened anal sphincter
- Chronic Piles
- Genetic susceptibility, this condition may cause this condition in other blood relatives
- Conditions that cause increased pressure within the abdomen such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and benign prostatic hypertrophy
- Weakened muscles due to aging factor, it is more common in people aged 60+
- Nerve damage, if the nerves that control anal and rectal muscles are damaged, it can cause rectal prolapsed
- Straining to empty bowel
What are the Risk Factors?
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Parasitic infections
- COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
- Women over the age of 50 are more likely to develop this condition
- It increases the risk of rectal damage with bleeding and ulceration
- The blood supply may reduce to the strangulated rectum
- Death and decay of strangulated area of the rectum (gangrene)
Homeopathy & Rectal Prolapse
Homeopathic mode of treatment acts well in relieving the discomfort and discharges occurring from rectal prolapse without any side effects. Since homeopathy works at the root cause of the problem, it treats the underlying cause of the condition to provide complete relief.
Best Homeopathic Medicines for Rectal Prolapse
Since homeopathy is a natural and non-toxic method of treating prolapse rectum cases as compared with other mode of treatments. So one should give preference to this natural system.
Podophyllum – Homeopathic Treatment for Rectum Prolapse while Passing Stool
Homeopathic medicine Podophyllum works wonders in cases of rectal prolapse and it is one of the top remedies to consider in such cases. The rectum may protrude either before or during the defecation. The person may experience sore pain in the anus. Podophyllum also works well in rectal prolapse in children. The proper investigation will bring the history of chronic constipation into light. All the symptoms are accompanied by a weakness in the abdomen and anus. There may be constant anxiety because of the pain in the anal region. The prolapsed area of the rectum may remain protrude for a long time, especially in kids.
Aesculus Hippocastanum – Homeopathic Medicine for Rectal Prolapse Due to Chronic Piles
Aesculus Hip is another homeopathic medicine to consider when it comes to dealing with a prolapsed rectum. It highly recommended in cases of chronic piles result in the prolapsed rectum. The affected person may feel pain in the rectum as it is being filled with sticks. Furthermore, there is a burning pain in the anus that radiates up to the back.
Aesculus Hip is also an ideal choice for women who experience this condition during menopause or post menopause period. There may be a sensation of swelling in the anus and defecation is very difficult and painful for such people. The main feature to consider this homeopathic remedy is a constant backache which may disable the person so much that he/she may not be able to perform the regular duties.
Hydrastis – Top Rated Rectal Prolapse Homeopathic Treatment for Kids
Homeopathic medicine Hydrastis works well in cases of rectal prolapse, especially in children. The child may be constipated or cries while defecation due to pain. In addition, there may be much swelling in the anus and rectum with congestion. The complaints may be accompanied by anal fissures. The anal fissure gives rise to the burning sensation in the anal region while passing the stool. The pain lasts for a long period of time after defecation.
Ignatia – For Rectum Prolapse Even with Soft Stool
Homeopathic remedy Ignatia is a natural medicine to cure prolapsed rectum. It is very helpful where the parts protrude with soft stools but remain intact with hard stools. The pain experienced may be shooting or sharp. The pain gets worse after defecation and it radiates in upward direction. When the patient is in a sitting posture, it becomes less intense. The person may experience constrictive or tight feeling around the opening area of the anus. Ignatia is also highly recommended where the person complains of constant pressure as if some sharp instrument was coming out from the rectum into the anus. All its complaints get aggravated (worse) after eating food, in the mornings and on getting warmth. The person feels better when he is in a sitting posture or by changing the posture.
Ruta Graveolens – Homeopathic Cure of Prolapse after Straining or After Delivery
Ruta is another natural homeopathic medicine that works well in cases of rectal prolapse. It is prescribed to those patients who experience this condition due to delivery or childbirth. The stool may be constipated and the person passes the stool with great difficulty and straining. The sitting position makes the pain worse and it is the worst position for the person. In addition, the patient also feels as if the rectum and anus are being pricked with sticks and it is a painful experience for that patient. When the patient defecates, some part of his/her rectum protrudes from the anus every time. This medicine also works well where the rectum comes down during an attempt to stoop forward or bend. The winter season for this person is the worst time due to the unbearable pains.
Note: Medicines mentioned here are for information purpose only. Kindly do not self-medicate.
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I had accomplished D. H. M. S in 2008, I have been into practice (in Rawalpindi & Islamabad) for more or less 12 years. During my practice, I have been treating acute as well as chronic disorders. I had also completed MHS (Masters of Human Sexuality) in 2014 from SAIHS. Dengue fever, Developmental Delay, Urethral Stricture, Sexual dysfunctions and disorders in males as well as females attract my attention, therefore, I love to solve these cases.
Apart from Homeopathy, I am M.A in English Literature from Punjab University. I have been teaching English at Post Graduate National College Rawalpindi for 5 years. So I am holding two noble professions. I have written more than 6000 articles on different subjects. To be more specific I have authored different websites as well.