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A careful history in patients with rectal prolapse indicates that between 30% and 45% of women suffering from full-thickness rectal prolapse have constipation.2-8 Often there is a history of incomplete rectal evacuation. It is more common, however, to elicit a history of fecal incontinence in patients with rectal prolapse, as approximately 70% of women with a full-thickness rectal prolapse suffer bowel

Table 21.1. Functional results of rectopexy: comparing prolapse with incomplete intussusception'

Rectal prolapse

Incomplete

(n = 46)

intussusception (n = 29)

Rectal emptying

Improved

17

4

Unchanged

21

12

Deteriorated

8

13

Bowel incontinence

Improved

20

7

Unchanged

16

8

Deteriorated

10

4

incontinence, with urgency, imperfect control of flatus, soiling, and poor bowel control, particularly if there is associated straining.4,913

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Constipation Prescription

Constipation Prescription

Did you ever think feeling angry and irritable could be a symptom of constipation? A horrible fullness and pressing sharp pains against the bladders can’t help but affect your mood. Sometimes you just want everyone to leave you alone and sleep to escape the pain. It is virtually impossible to be constipated and keep a sunny disposition. Follow the steps in this guide to alleviate constipation and lead a happier healthy life.

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