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Rectal prolapse: A condition which occurs when there is a protrusion of the rectal mucous membrane through the anal passage. See detailed information below for a list of 11 causes of Rectal prolapse, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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causes of Rectal prolapse as a symptom include:
Protrusion of the rectal mucous membrane through the anus. There are various degrees: incomplete with no displacement of the anal sphincter muscle; complete with displacement of the anal sphincter muscle; complete with no displacement of the anal sphincter muscle but with herniation of the bowel; and internal complete with rectosigmoid or upper rectum intussusception into the lower rectum.
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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Rectal prolapse based
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Medical Conditions associated with Rectal prolapse:
Anal symptoms (466 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Rectal symptoms (88 causes), Lower abdominal symptoms (3048 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes)
Symptoms related to Rectal prolapse:
Constipation (726 causes), Rectal pain (27 causes), Rectal itch (8 causes), Stool symptoms (2508 causes), Colitis cystica profunda, Cystic Fibrosis, Straining from constipation, Trichuriasis, Whipworm
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