Posted by: Unpleasant Prospects | 2009/02/01

Prolapse rectum

I have been battling with IBS for years and now have developed the unpleasant side affect of a prolapsed rectum. Having researched the causes, condition and treatment there of - it appears that I must go for surgery. But I am hesitant - obviously, as it must be one of the most unpleasant operations known to patients and doctors alike - so my question is - what if I do not have surgery ... are there risks of developing cancer in the rectum if the whole ugly mess is left unattended for years? I particularly worry about infection what with the bleeding and feces.

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Prefarably you should have the operation done, as you stand the risk of severe infections, development of ulcers and the development of cancer.


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