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    Rectal Prolapse

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    Rectal prolapse happens when loose tissue in the rectum slides downward. The loose tissue may partially or completely stick out of the anus.

    Rectal prolapse is most common in young children and older female adults. Treatment for rectal prolapse depends on the type of prolapse. It may include changes in diet, medicines, or surgery.

    Many conditions increase the risk for rectal prolapse. But the exact cause is usually hard to find.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
    Specialist Medical ReviewerC. Dale Mercer, MD, FRCSC, FACS - General Surgery

    Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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