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Can a person with rectal prolapse become pregnant?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Yes: Rectal prolapse does not affect fertility. Symptoms may worsen during pregnancy as pregnancy in itself is often associated with constipation. Stool softeners would certainly be recommended. This would be something to discuss with your gynecologist prior to becoming pregnant.
Dr. Amir Bastawrous
Colon and Rectal Surgery 33 years experience
Absolutely: Rectal prolapse is a mechanical problem in which the rectum turns out at the anus. There is no medical reason one can not get pregnant. Having said that, i would caution about not fixing it before you get pregnant only in that it may get worse with the weight of the baby and the pushing with delivery.

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