Rectal prolapse

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What is rectal prolapse?

Rectal prolapse is a condition in which the rectum (end of the colon, just above the anus) becomes stretched out and protrudes into other organs or may even extend out of the anus.

Common symptoms reported by people with rectal prolapse

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for rectal prolapse

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Compare treatments taken by people with rectal prolapse

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Who has rectal prolapse on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 39 say rectal prolapse is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 7
30s 11
40s 19
50s 22
60s 26
70+ 12
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 4
20-29 years 5
30-39 years 8
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 7
60-69 years 5
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 10
Female 89

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 37
Not Diagnosed 6

These charts show data from rectal prolapse patients who have completed their condition history
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