Anyone familiar with rectal prolapse?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 26, 2012 at 1:37 AM

What can I do about it? I see my doctor tomorrow. Can diet help at this stage?



on December 02, 2012
at 02:05 AM

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on December 02, 2012
at 02:02 AM

Rectal prolapse has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis and many other diseases.

It is a common side effect of Fosamax, Lopressor, Folic acid, Prednisone, Coumadin.

Has you friend taken any of the above medication?



on December 17, 2012
at 02:59 PM

I hate to be the one to tell this to you: rectal prolapse, severe internal prolapsed hemorrhoids, and related issues cannot be solved by diet - even though poor diet was almost certainly a contributing factor to its development. Minor related issues can be fixed by changing lifestyle, physical activity, and diet - but if you're asking this question, I'm going to assume you are already past that point.

I've had to deal with a similar issue, and it was not a fun time. Actually, it was horrible. However, after just "dealing with it" for a handful of years, I finally got surgery. Recovery sucks. However, after the initial recovery was over, I was able to ease back into the physical activity I was missing over the last few years (my diet had been solid for a number of years). That changed my life for the better -- not only was the issue gone, but I was able to enjoy all the things in life I was missing.

Like I said, I only had a related issue, but if your issue is serious enough that your doctor recommends surgery, I say go for it: in the short term, recovery will suck for about 2 or so weeks, but in the long term you will be a happier and healthier person.

In all sincerity, good luck. Don't wait or hesitate - talk to your doctor and make a plan.

EDIT: I wanted to add one thing. I came to "paleo" after my surgery, as I realized I had been eating that way for a few years previously (as I slowly wittled away the foods that were troubling me, I was lefts with meat, greens, tubers, and fruit). Some of the naysayers here have already implied that a paleo-ish diet "causes" things like this. I have to strongly disagree, if only from personal experience. We aren't dogs or cats -- I wouldn't suggest a diet of pure meat and bones - I'm sure that might cause straining when voiding which would exacerbate the issue for people that already have it. Eat your greens. Love your food; love your body.


on December 03, 2012
at 10:18 AM

No, she has not.



on November 28, 2012
at 10:19 AM

One friend of mine was in a Paleo diet and she had an anal prolapse. the doctor said it is because of the diet. now start the hate and start explaining how you know better than a doctor...


on November 26, 2012
at 02:57 AM

Jesus... I hope this isn't an inherent risk of eating Paleo... lol

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