SGH sees more cases of pelvic disorders; childbirth and menopause the cause

Madam Rita Koh, 82, found out earlier this year that she had a prolapsed rectum. A few months ago, she went for surgery to stitch her rectum back into place.
Madam Rita Koh, 82, found out earlier this year that she had a prolapsed rectum. A few months ago, she went for surgery to stitch her rectum back into place.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

Most patients are women as childbirth and menopause can affect the pelvic floor

Earlier this year, Madam Rita Koh found to her horror that she had a lump the size of a ping-pong ball protruding from her rear end.

A doctor told the 82-year-old that she had a prolapsed rectum, meaning that part of the organ had slid out of her body .

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 04, 2018, with the headline 'SGH sees more cases of pelvic disorders'. Print Edition | Subscribe