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What is rectal prolapse?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: See below

Rectal prolapse occurs when a portion of rectum essentially turns inside out and protrudes through the anus.
It is assocated with excessive straining and worsens constipation. It can improve with stool softeners and fiber but often requries surgical correction.

In brief: See below

Rectal prolapse occurs when a portion of rectum essentially turns inside out and protrudes through the anus.
It is assocated with excessive straining and worsens constipation. It can improve with stool softeners and fiber but often requries surgical correction.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Dr. Johnny Green
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Turns inside out

Rectal prolapse is the process of the rectum folding inside itself then passing out the anus.
It tends to get larger over time. Initially it may pull back in on its own but eventually will need to be pushed back in. It can stretch the sphincter muscles and the nerve leading to problems with bowel control. Surgery is usually needed but can now be done laparoscopically in most cases.

In brief: Turns inside out

Rectal prolapse is the process of the rectum folding inside itself then passing out the anus.
It tends to get larger over time. Initially it may pull back in on its own but eventually will need to be pushed back in. It can stretch the sphincter muscles and the nerve leading to problems with bowel control. Surgery is usually needed but can now be done laparoscopically in most cases.
Dr. Johnny Green
Dr. Johnny Green
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