Rectal Prolapse Topic Guide

Rectal Prolapse Rectal Prolapse: Rectal prolapse occurs when the rectum, which is usually secured to the pelvis with tissues, ligaments, and muscles, becomes somewhat detached from the pelvis. Causes of rectal prolapse include advanced age, long-term constipation, long-term diarrhea, long-term straining during defecation, pregnancy and the stresses of childbirth, previous surgery, cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, whooping cough, multiple sclerosis, and paralysis (paraplegia).

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methylcellulose Methylcellulose

Methylcellulose is a bulk-forming laxative that increases the amount of water in your stools to help make them softer and easier to pass...learn more »

sodium biphosphate and sodium phosphate Sodium Biphosphate And Sodium Phosphate

Sodium biphosphate and sodium phosphate is a combination medicine used in adults to treat constipation and to clean the bowel before a colonoscopy...learn more »

docusate Docusate

Docusate is a stool softener that makes bowel movements softer and easier to pass...learn more »

psyllium Psyllium

Psyllium is a bulk-forming fiber laxative. Psyllium works by absorbing liquid and swelling in the intestines to create a softer, bulky stool that is easier t...learn more »