Chances are, in this digital age, you're reading this article on your phone. If you are, and if you also happen to be reading this article while sitting on the toilet, here's some advice: maybe We'll keep this short, because you really need to put away the phone and get up, because if you don't it could have some seriously horrific consequences. In China, a man's rectum fell out of his butt because he sat on the toilet for too long. Let that sink in.
What Is Rectal Prolapse? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
A Man's Rectum Fell Out From Sitting on the Toilet Too Long
Rectal prolapse occurs when part or all of the rectum slides out of place and sticks out of the anus, turning the rectum inside out. The rectum is the final section of the large intestine before the anus the opening through which stool passes out of the body. Prognosis tends to be good. If surgery is needed, it has a high success rate and usually cures the prolapse. Related: 11 Tips for Better Digestive Health.
Rectal prolapse is a medical condition in which the rectum starts to push through the anus. The rectum is that last part of your large intestine, and the anus is the opening through which stool exits your body. Rectal prolapse affects about 2. Women over 50 are six times more likely than men to have this condition. Rectal prolapse can range from mild to severe.
Learn more. Your rectum is the lower part of your colon, where stool forms. If the rectum drops out of its normal place within the body and pushes out of the anal opening, the condition is called rectal prolapse. In the early stages, a prolapse may happen only after a bowel movement.