I am a 38 year old female with two kids (15 and 17). For many, many years now I have had my rectum protrude out of my anus when I go to the bathroom. When I urinate, it comes out a bit. When I have a bowel movement, it comes out much more. I have been going back and forth between whether I have internal hemorrhoids or a mucosal rectal prolapse. When I went to the doctor, he said I was too young for prolapse and that it was most likely hemorrhoids. He did a laser treatment and there has been no change at all. I have no bleeding from the rectum, no pain, no itching, just tissue that protrudes. The tissue is not purple, it is pink. In May I had surgery for rectocele which I thought would take care of this problem but it has not. I also had surgery for cystocele and a TVT sling. When I had my son, I ripped from front to back. I also have a history of laxative abuse (1998-1999) and anorexia. I am 100% better now! This prolapse began around 1999 and has gotten worse over the years. Could I have hemorrhoids for 10 years? I am so confused and want an answer. Up until April, I had not been to the doctor for years, except for a yearly check up, so I am not a hypochondriac or anything like that. I just know my body and I know that something is wrong and I can't convince my doctor that 38 year old women can suffer from prolapse too! Can anyone give me advice or tell me, you have hemorrhoids, get over it! When I went to the doctor he saw no external hemorrhoids and without feeling internally, diagnosed me with internal hemorrhoids.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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