Rectal prolapse is when part of the rectum protrudes from the anus. The rectum is the last part of the large intestine and is where faeces is stored before being passed. Prolapse occurs when the rectum becomes unattached inside the body and comes out through the anus, effectively turning itself inside out.
Fast facts on rectal prolapse:
• A rectal prolapse tends to become noticeable gradually over time
• It is often associated with weak muscles in the pelvis
• There can be complications if it is not treated promptly and properly
• Treatment will depend on age, general health, and the cause of the prolapse
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