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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