(Mucosal Prolapse; Partial Prolapse; Complete Prolapse; Internal Prolapse)
- Defecography—series of x-rays of the rectum and anus taken during a bowel movement
- Colonoscopy —visual exam of the rectum and colon (large intestine) using a flexible tube with a tiny camera on the end
- Laparoscopic rectopexy—A laparoscope (a tiny camera) is placed through a small incision in the abdomen. The rectum is secured in place with stitches.
- Perineal proctectomy—An incision will be made in the rectum. Tissue that is sticking out of the anus is removed.
- Eat a healthy diet that is high in fiber .
- Exercise regularly.
- To train your bowels, create a routine. For example, try to go to the bathroom after lunch each day.
- Do not rush when moving your bowels.
- If you feel the urge to move your bowels, go to the bathroom.
American Gastroenterological Association http://www.gastro.org
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons http://www.fascrs.org
Canadian Society of Intestinal Research http://www.badgut.com
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
Constipation in adults. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated October 9, 2014. Accessed December 18, 2014.
Constipation in children. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated December 3, 2014. Accessed December 18, 2014.
- Reviewer: Daus Mahnke, MD
- Review Date: 12/2014 -
- Update Date: 09/30/2013 -