• medically_dunce medically_dunce
    November 28, 2008
    IS there a medical disorder in which the colon protrudes from the anus?
    medically_dunce medically_dunce
    November 28, 2008

    My Wife has what she calims to be an extended colon, which protrudes from her anus. What is this and is there more information I can find about the disorder?

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  • Jerry Kennard
    Health Pro
    November 28, 2008
    Jerry Kennard
    Health Pro
    November 28, 2008

    I think you might be describing a rectal prolapse. This is where the lower end of the rectum protrudes out of the anus. Some people have a genetic predisposition, and in others it can occur simply by straining too hard when having a bowel movement. If it is a prolapse, I believe the only treatment is via surgery.


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