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Rectal prolapse in children most commonly happens
before the age of 4, and usually before age 1. Boys and girls are equally
likely to develop the condition.
A child's risk for rectal prolapse may increase because of
a structural problem in the digestive system. Other conditions that increase a
child's risk for rectal prolapse include:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerC. Dale Mercer, MD, FRCSC, FACS - General Surgery
Current as ofNovember 30, 2015
Current as of:
November 30, 2015
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & C. Dale Mercer, MD, FRCSC, FACS - General Surgery
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