What is rectal prolapse? The rectum protrudes outward from the anus.

Rectal prolapse is characterized by the protrusion of all or part of the rectum through the anus. This condition may involve the entire thickness of the rectal wall or just the mucous layer and is often confused with hemorrhoids due to the similarity of symptoms. It is essential to see a trained professional who knows the differences between these conditions to diagnose and treat them correctly.

What are the symptoms of rectal prolapse?

  • Bulge or mass protruding from the anus
  • Discomfort or pain
  • Bleeding or mucous
  • Incontinence or difficulty controlling bowel movements
  • Feeling of incomplete bowel movements
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Anal itching or irritation

Who does rectal prolapse affect?

Rectal prolapse can affect people of any age, but certain factors increase the risk. It is often caused by weakening or atrophy of the pelvic floor muscles and ligaments that support the rectum and attach it to the pelvic bones.

Older women, particularly those who have undergone hysterectomies or multiple deliveries, as well as those suffering from chronic constipation or neurological disorders, are most affected by this condition, as these factors can contribute to the weakening of pelvic support structures.

If you’re facing the discomfort and challenges of Rectal Prolapse, it’s time to find relief. We invite you to seek the empathetic support, personalized diagnostics, and advanced treatment options available at West Island Colorectal Clinic.

Your well-being is our foremost priority!

Dr. Christian Zalai talks about our specialized treatment of rectal prolapse. With a dual board-certification in colorectal surgery he offers a compassionate approach and personalized treatment plans.

How is rectal prolapse treated?

At our clinic, we offer a diverse range of treatments tailored to meet your unique needs. Our colorectal surgeons will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan.

Laparoscopic surgery - rectopexy

A minimally invasive procedure using small incisions and a camera to secure the rectum in its proper anatomical position.


Perineal proctosigmoidectomy

A surgical procedure that removes the rectum and sigmoid colon through an incision made in the perineum.


Delorme mucosectomy

A surgical procedure that involves removing the mucosal layer of the rectum and suturing the remaining layers to prevent prolapse.


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