Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Rectal Prolapse Underlying Cause

Rectal prolapse is caused by weakness in the tissues that support the rectum. The cause for the weakness is unknown.

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Last Updated: May 1, 2007 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Rectal Prolapse References
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