Category - anal
The rectum has started to drop but is not yet sticking out of your anus. What does it look and feel like? Typically, youll first experience rectal prolapse after you have a bowel movement. The rectum is that last part of your large intestine, and the anus is the opening through which stool exits your body. Rectal prolapse is when the rectal walls have prolapsed to a degree where they protrude out the anus and are visible outside the body. However, most researchers agree that there are 3 to 5 different types of rectal prolapse, depending on if the prolapsed section is visible externally, and if the full or only partial thickness of the rectal wall is involved. The rectum is usually empty and the anal sphincters contracted. When feces are squeezed into the rectum by mass peristaltic movements, the stretching of the rectal wall initiates the defecation reflex, which account for the urge to defecate that is often felt soon after a meal (figure 3). Common causes of bleeding from the anus include constipation, anal fissures, and hemorrhoids.