General information on Rectal Prolapse
A pushing out of the inner layers of the rectum through the anus characterizes Rectal Prolapse. This protrusion is often a result of straining to defecate, urinate, or giving birth.
Symptoms of Rectal Prolapse
Some signs of may include a red-look to the anal area, a red mass protruding from the rectum, a dough nut-like or sausage looking protrusion, diarrhea and constipation.
Treatments for Rectal Prolapse
It is critically important to get your cat to the vet if you suspect Rectal Prolapse. The underlying problem needs to be identified and corrected. The vet may manually replace the Rectal Prolapse as well as suture the anus to prevent a subsequent prolapse. The damaged tissue may have to be surgically removed.
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Rectal Prolapse experience by - Amanda
Wapakoneta, OH, USA
My uncle HAD a cat (siamese and himalayan) named Harley (male). He had the cat for about 7 or 8 yrs. The cat produced 3 litters with a female cat named Dutchess (siamese). Now about 2 months ago my uncle noticed some sort of polyp, hemeriod, or tumour that was kinda haning out of Harleys bottom. It caused him pain for about a week then it didnt seem to bother him. Then suddenly about 2 weeks ago he got sick over 8 hours and died.
One cat named Cooper (male) from the first litter, was discovered to have one of those things also around last week. Over the weekend, he died. My uncle didnt have the money to take Harley to the vet and it was too late for both.
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