Hemorrhoids are when the veins or blood vessels in and around your anus and lower rectum become swollen and irritated. This happens when there is extra pressure on these veins. Hemorrhoids can be either inside your anus internal or under the skin around your anus external. Hemorrhoids are very common in both men and women. About half of all people will have hemorrhoids by age
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Rectal prolapse | Health Information | Bupa UK
Rectal prolapse is when part of the rectum protrudes from the anus. The rectum is the last part of the large intestine and is where feces is stored before being passed. Prolapse occurs when the rectum becomes unattached inside the body and comes out through the anus, effectively turning itself inside out. Rectal prolapse is a relatively rare condition, with the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons estimating that it affects less than 3 in every , people. There is a range of risk factors and causes associated with rectal prolapse, although doctors do not fully understand why some people get it. There are also some neurological conditions that affect the nerves associated with rectal prolapse:. Rectal prolapse is more common in adults than children, and it is particularly prevalent in women aged 50 years or older, who are six times more likely to be affected than men.
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A rectal prolapse is when part of your rectum back passage slides out through your anus the opening in your bottom , forming a lump. You may only get the rectal prolapse when you're having a bowel movement at first, but eventually it might be there all the time. Having a rectal prolapse can be uncomfortable and interfere with your daily life.