Symptoms of Rectal Prolapse

Most patients are aware of a lump that comes down out of their bottom. Mostly the prolapse happens when patients have their bowels open but it can occur at other times.

Sometimes the prolapse goes back (reduces) on its own on other occasions the patient has to push it back themselves.

Patients may also describe a discharge of mucus from the anus and sometimes bleeding as well.

As the prolapse gets bigger it tends to stretch the muscle around the anus and patients may also have problems with leakage of stool.

What are the next steps?
If you think you have this condition or any of these symptoms
you will need to seek medical advice.
For more information or to make an appointment.
Contact birmingham bowel clinic on 0845 241 7762
or email
If you have private medical care or wish
to pay to see a consultant.
Take this factsheet along to your own
GP and request a referral to one
of our consultants
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