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What are the risks involved with surgery for rectal prolapse? Incontinence?
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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree
In brief: Several: see below.
Risks of rectal prolapse surgery depend on approach: surgery through the perineum, or bottom, has few risks, but a higher recurrence rate.
Abdominal approach has risks common to abdominal surgery (bleeding, infection, wound problems, adhesions etc) but a lower ecurrence rate. Most people note worsened continence after prolapse repair: most improve, but the degree of improvement varies.

In brief: Several: see below.
Risks of rectal prolapse surgery depend on approach: surgery through the perineum, or bottom, has few risks, but a higher recurrence rate.
Abdominal approach has risks common to abdominal surgery (bleeding, infection, wound problems, adhesions etc) but a lower ecurrence rate. Most people note worsened continence after prolapse repair: most improve, but the degree of improvement varies.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Dr. Jan Rakinic
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Dr. Scott Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
In brief: Depends on thsurgery
There are several different ones of varying risks.

In brief: Depends on thsurgery
There are several different ones of varying risks.
Dr. Scott Beard
Dr. Scott Beard
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