Rectal Prolapse Causes

There's no single definitive cause of rectal prolapse, though a number of known factors can increase your risk of developing rectal prolapse condition.

Rectal prolapse causes include:

  • Chronic constipation
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • History of pelvic surgery
  • Weak muscles in the pelvic area
  • Having given vaginal birth
  • Long-term history of straining during bowel movements

Rectal prolapse is an uncommon condition. It affects less than 3 in every 100,000 individual.

Rectal prolapse can occur at any age, but it's most common in adults. Women over age 50 are six times more likely than men over 50 to build up rectal prolapse.

There are no specific medications to treat a bowel (rectal prolapse). In fact children may not require Treatment for Bowel Prolapse and the condition can resolve on its own. In the early stages, for both children and adults, simple dietary and lifestyle procedures may be sufficient. On the other hand, as the condition progresses and particularly in full-thickness prolapse, surgery may become required.

The approach to treatment should be decided upon by a doctor in consultation with the patient. A prolapse should not be ignored even if it can be easily pushed back into the anus.