A hernia is the protrusion of internal organs out of the abdominal cavity through a hole in the supportive layers of the abdominal wall. It can be congenital (connective tissue weakness) or be acquired at any point in a person’s life. Heavy physical work, increased pressure in the abdominal cavity, chronic coughing or bearing down hard due to chronic constipation can encourage the formation of a hernia. With small hernias patients often notice only a pulling pain at first, particularly when carrying a weight.
Rectal prolapse surgery is a procedure to repair rectal prolapse, which occurs when the last part of the large intestine (rectum) is stretched and protrudes from the anus. The surgery replaces the rectum in its place.
There are several ways to perform a rectal prolapse surgery. The surgeon will recommend the right method for you, depending on the condition and your general health.