Error: This is required. Error: Not a valid value. The anus is made up of the last few centimetres of the bowel anal canal and the anal opening, through which stool poo or faeces leave your body. During a bowel movement, the anal muscles the sphincters relax to release stool. It can be distressing when there are problems with anal functions.
Rectal prolapse is when part of the rectum protrudes from the anus. The rectum is the last part of the large intestine and is where feces is stored before being passed. Prolapse occurs when the rectum becomes unattached inside the body and comes out through the anus, effectively turning itself inside out. Rectal prolapse is a relatively rare condition, with the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons estimating that it affects less than 3 in every , people. There is a range of risk factors and causes associated with rectal prolapse, although doctors do not fully understand why some people get it. There are also some neurological conditions that affect the nerves associated with rectal prolapse:.
Going to a Cleveland Clinic location? In some cases of very minor, early prolapse, treatment can begin at home with the use of stool softeners. However, surgery will be necessary to repair the prolapse.
Accidental bowel leakage ABL is the loss of normal control of your bowels. It also is called fecal incontinence. This condition leads to leakage of solid stool, liquid stool, mucus, or gas.