Re: rectal prolapse
I thought I'd post this info up as some members may be worried about this issue but they may have haemorrhoids (piles) rather than a rectal prolapse. Haemorrhoids are pretty common, and are usually caused by straining too hard when going to the loo, but whilst the symptoms are very similar to a prolapse the treatment can be very different.
Here is some info about the two conditions.
Fingers crossed O's GI consult goes well today Andis x
37 years old, diagnosed with infantile idiopathic scoliosis at 6 months old with curves of 62(T) and 40(L) degrees. Casting and Milwaukee braces until surgery at 10 - ant release/pos fusion T1-T12, halo traction. Post op cast and then TLSO. Further surgery at 18 (ant release/pos fusion extended to L3 to include lumbar curve, costoplasty) and 25 (another costoplasty). Fusion extended to L4 at 33 (XLIF with 4 pedicle screws and two short rods). Pre-op curves: 76(T) and 70(L). Post-op curves: 45(T) and 35(L). Diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome aged 34; scoliosis almost certainly due to this rather than being idiopathic.