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Q: IS there a medical disorder in which the colon protrudes from the anus?

My Wife has what she calims to be an extended colon, which protrudes from her anus. What is this and is there more information I can find about the disorder?

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Jerry Kennard, Health Guide
11/28/08 10:17am

I think you might be describing a rectal prolapse. This is where the lower end of the rectum protrudes out of the anus. Some people have a genetic predisposition, and in others it can occur simply by straining too hard when having a bowel movement. If it is a prolapse, I believe the only treatment is via surgery.

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