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rectal prolapse 3 yr old

By Anonymous September 15, 2017 - 4:50am
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4-5 times in past month or 2. Easily reinserted. Conscription not an issue. How does a 3 yr old do kegels?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER.

Has your child been seen by your pediatrician and a surgeon?

Although less common in Western societies, pediatric rectal prolapse is a relatively common benign disorder in children. However, without proper treatment, it can become a lifestyle-limiting, chronic condition.

Most cases are self-limiting, characterized by prompt resolution with institution of conservative measures aimed at correcting associated underlying problems.

In the pediatric population, rectal prolapse should always be considered as a presenting sign of an underlying condition and not a discrete disease entity unto itself.

Patients who present with a prolapsed rectum should undergo manual reduction. Conservative management is appropriate in selected patients. Treatment should be directed to the underlying cause. After treating the underlying cause, conservative management is usually successful. Cases of difficult reduction and patients with recurrent episodes are less likely to respond to conservative measures.

Surgical treatment is reserved for patients who do not improve with conservative management or patients with complicated rectal prolapse (eg, recurrent rectal prolapse, painful episodes, ulceration, rectal bleeding).

Has surgery been suggested?

Here is the link to a website that includes instructions on how to do Kegel exercises.

I do not know that a three year can do this.

September 15, 2017 - 8:41am
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