When you eat food, it breaks down in your stomach and passes through your intestines. This process is known as digestion. Then, the walls of your intestines absorb nutrients from the food. What remains as waste passes along to your colon and rectum. At times, things may go wrong in this process and the waste becomes stuck in the colon. This is known as fecal impaction of the colon. Impacted feces block the way for new waste to leave the body, causing it to back up.
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Hello I am new to the boards and wondering if anyone here could help me figure out what may be wrong with me. I became severely constipated back at the end of after I took these pain pills Tramadol for period pain. Every since then I cant 'go' unless I do some kind of laxative or enema. I struggled with it all during taking all different kinds of laxatives to try and regulate my system again. Unfortunatly things just took a turn for the worst around February
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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. In severe cases of rectal prolapse, a section of the large intestine drops from its normal position as the tissues that hold it in place stretch.
Find an ACG member gastroenterologist with a specialized interest in liver disease. The rectum refers to the last four or five inches of the digestive tract. The rectal outlet or opening is called the anal canal or anus. Problems in this area are common, but many adults are too shy or embarrassed to ask their doctor about them. Fortunately, most of these problems are treatable when recognized early and properly diagnosed.