5 doctors weighed in:

Could rectal prolapse be dangerous?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Depending on its extent, it can be.
It can lead to necrosis of the wall of the rectum. Also bleeding can occur.

In brief: Yes

Depending on its extent, it can be.
It can lead to necrosis of the wall of the rectum. Also bleeding can occur.
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Rarely

An incarcerated rectal prolapse is rare.
That would be dangerous. Occasionally there can be major bleeding from a prolapse. In frail patients I usually don't repair it.

In brief: Rarely

An incarcerated rectal prolapse is rare.
That would be dangerous. Occasionally there can be major bleeding from a prolapse. In frail patients I usually don't repair it.
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