What is rectal prolapse?
Rectal prolapse is common in older adults who have a long-term history of constipation or a weakness in the pelvic floor muscles. It is more common in women than in men, and even more common in women over the age of 50 (postmenopausal women), but occurs in younger people too. Rectal prolapse can also occur in infants – which could be a sign of cystic fibrosis – and in older children.
The term "rectal prolapse" can describe three types of prolapse:
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What causes rectal prolapse?
Rectal prolapse can occur as a result of many conditions, including:
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