What is rectal prolapse?

Also known as: partial prolapse, mucosal prolapse

The rectum is the lower portion of the large intestine that meets up with the anus. When the rectum slips through the anus and is exposed, this is known as rectal prolapse.


Reviewed by: Juan L Calisto, MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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