Polyps are defined as abnormal growth of tissue from a mucosal surface. In adults, a rectal polyp presenting as an emergency with irreducible prolapse and massive bleeding causing severe anemia is seldom seen. We present one such case in which surgery was performed under austere circumstances before any investigations, as a life saving measure. A year-old, female presented to the out-patient with breathlessness and extreme pallor and her mother who accompanied her gave 5 year history of a reducible mass per rectum, which had become irreducible and was bleeding continuously since past 6 days. She was having fainting attacks and was dripping serosanguinous fluid from her anal region.
Polyps of the Colon and Rectum - Digestive Disorders - MSD Manual Consumer Version
Jump to content. Rectal prolapse occurs when part or all of the wall of the rectum slides out of place, sometimes sticking out of the anus. See a picture of rectal prolapse. There are three types of rectal prolapse.
Common Anorectal Conditions: Part II. Lesions
A polyp is a projecting growth of tissue from the wall of a hollow space, such as the intestines. Some polyps become cancerous see Colorectal Cancer. Polyps also may grow inside the nose nasal polyps. Polyps that grow on the intestinal or rectal wall protrude into the intestine or rectum and may be noncancerous benign , precancerous adenomatous , or cancerous malignant carcinoma. Polyps vary considerably in size, and the bigger the polyp, the greater the risk that it is cancerous or likely to become cancerous that is, they are precancerous.
Hemorrhoids are the most common cause of rectal bleeding, but colorectal cancer can also cause rectal bleeding. Due to the similarity of manifestations, patients are often confused, leading to delayed diagnosis and ineffective treatments. Therefore being aware of the specific warning signs and symptoms results in early detection and appropriate treatments.