A rectal prolapse occurs when the lowest part of the bowel telescopes on itself and protrudes out through the anus.
Rectal prolapse usually occurs as a result of pelvic floor weakness. It may be associated with other forms of prolapse in women such as uterine prolapse or cystocele. Childbirth may be a contributing factor to the development of pelvic floor weakness in women.
Chronic straining may also be responsible for the development of some cases in men and women. Rarely malnutrition may play a part in the development of rectal prolapse.
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Mrs Clarke. April 2012