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Posted by: Jayne | 2010/11/04

Delivery Complications

Hi
I am pregnant with my second child. I seem to have a slight rectal prolapse. I do not suffer constipation, bleeding, itching etc so I do not think it is piles but when I sit on the toilet I can feel a slight bulge from my anus. I don''t know how long it has been like that and I only noticed it during my first pregnancy. It does not bother me and as I mentioned it appears only when on the toilet. My concern is a vaginal delivery. Will the pushing and strain of childbirth have any effect or worsen this prolapse. Should I mention it to my gynae as it is awfully embarrassing. I would like to have a vaginal delivery again but if it means having to endure surgery at a later stage I will avoid it.
Will kegal exercises be of any benefit to this condition?

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It is most likely piles rather than rectal prolapse, but you would need an examination to be sure. Kegel exercises would not help. Whether a vaginal delivery will worsen this depends on the exact diagnosis.

Best wishes

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Posted by: gynaedoc | 2010/11/07

It is most likely piles rather than rectal prolapse, but you would need an examination to be sure. Kegel exercises would not help. Whether a vaginal delivery will worsen this depends on the exact diagnosis.

Best wishes

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