Rectal Prolapse

Rectal prolapse is when your rectum — the last section of your large intestine — drops down or slides out of your Anus. Prolapse is when any body part slips or falls down from its normal position.

The Symptoms –

If you have rectal prolapse, you may notice a reddish mass that comes out of the anus, often while straining during a bowel movement. The mass may slip back inside the anus, or it may remain visible.

Other symptoms may include:

  • The inability to control bowel movements (fecal incontinence)
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Leaking blood or mucus from the rectum
  • Feeling that your rectum isn’t empty after a bowel movement

The Causes —

The cause for rectal prolapse is unclear. Though it’s a common assumption that rectal prolapse is associated with childbirth, about one-third of women with the condition have never had children.

The Diagnosis

Sometimes it can be difficult to distinguish rectal prolapse from hemorrhoids. To help diagnose rectal prolapse and rule out other associated conditions, your doctor may recommend:

  • Digital rectal exam. Your doctor inserts a gloved and lubricated finger into your rectum to evaluate the strength of your sphincter muscles and to check for any abnormalities in the rectal area. During the exam your doctor may ask you to bear down, to check for rectal prolapse.
  • Anal manometry. A narrow, flexible tube is inserted into the anus and rectum. A small balloon at the tip of the tube may be expanded. This test helps measure the tightness of your anal sphincter and the sensitivity and functioning of your rectum.
  • Colonoscopy. To rule out other conditions, such as polyps or colon cancer, you may have a colonoscopy, in which a flexible tube is inserted into your rectum to inspect the entire colon.
  • Defecography. This procedure combines the use of a contrasting agent with an imaging study, such as x-ray or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Defecography can help reveal structural changes in and around your lower gastrointestinal tract and show how well your rectal muscles are working.

The Treatment Principle according to Ayurveda —

  • Pravahika Chikitsa
  • Vatanulomana
  • Ghrita Panam (Oushadhas prepared by Madhura amla rasa oushadha)

Kashayam —

  • Kalashakadi Kashayam
  • Kaidaryadi Kashayam
  • Ambasthadi Kashayam
  • Sukumaram Kashayam

Churnam —

  • Dadimastaka Churna
  • Yavanyadi Churna
  • Kapithastaka Churna

Gulika —

Ghritam —

Lehyam —

  • Sukumara Lehyam

Rasa Oushadhas

  • Panchamla Parpati
  • Rasa Parpati

Treatment —

Snehanam (Pichu)

  • Murivenna Taila
  • Mahatiktakam Ghrita
  • Shatadhouta Ghrita

Bandhanam —

  • Gophana Bandhanam

Vasti —

Anuvasana Vasti (Dose can be 75ml to 150 ml) ‘

  • Murivenna Taila
  • Pippalyadi Tailam
  • Dhanvantara Tailam

The Reference —

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