Rectal prolapse

Overview

Rectal prolapse typically occurs in older women, but it can occur in men and women of any age. Risk factors include multiple births and vaginal delivery.

Symptoms

Rectal prolapse can create an inability to control bowel movements, causing stool to leak from the rectum.

Treatments

Early treatment includes fluids, fiber, suppositories, and pelvic floor exercises. Most people eventually need surgery.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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