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Rectal prolapse

Rectal prolapse: Introduction

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:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Rectal prolapse. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Rectal prolapse

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Rectal prolapse: Symptom Checker

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Rectal prolapse Treatments

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Stories from Users for Rectal prolapse

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Rectal prolapse: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Rectal prolapse

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Rectal prolapse: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Rectal prolapse

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the gut. This leads to "digestive imbalance" more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms ( more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, or more »

Rectal prolapse: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Rectal prolapse

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Rectal prolapse: Related Rare Diseases

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Rectal prolapse: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Rectal prolapse listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Rectal prolapse as a symptom include:

Definitions of Rectal prolapse:

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.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Detailed list of causes of Rectal prolapse

The list below shows some of the causes of Rectal prolapse mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Rectal prolapse?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Rectal prolapse. Of the 11 causes of Rectal prolapse that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 9 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Rectal prolapse:

The following list of conditions have 'Rectal prolapse' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Rectal prolapse:

The following list of medical conditions have Rectal prolapse or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.




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Causes of Rectal prolapse Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Rectal prolapse based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

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    What are the alternative names for Rectal prolapse:

    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Rectal prolapse:

    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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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Rectal prolapse

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