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Rectal Intussusception

Rectal intussusception is where the wall of the rectum invaginates in on itself when you open your bowels. It is also termed ‘internal prolapse’.  It may give symptoms such as obstructive defaecation where you cannot empty your bowels properly and feel as though you have to return to the toilet to open your bowels again. 

We will take a thorough history and perform a clinical examination before deciding whether you need further tests, including colonoscopy, CT or MRI scans, x-ray based defaecation studies.

Once we have diagnosed obstructive defaecation, we will go through all the treatment options with you, including conservative measures such as adjusting your diet and then some medical therapies such as laxatives or rectal irrigation. There are sometimes surgical interventions available which we can discuss with you.

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