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Rectal Prolapse is characterized by fullness in rectum, abdominal swelling, mucous discharge from rectum and rectal discomfort. It is protrusion of rectal tissue outside the anus.

The following Symptoms of Rectal Prolapse will help you decide how to proceed.  While being symptom-free does not guarantee that a person is disease-free, if you answer "YES" to one or more of the following, you should talk to your doctor about the need for a more thorough examination and testing. 

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This page last modified on Wednesday September 11, 2013



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