Anal (Rectal) prolapse is protrusion of rectal tissue through the anus to the exterior of the body. The rectum is a final section of the large intestine. Rectal prolapse can be either partial or complete. Specific symptoms includes unexpected release of mucous stool or blood from the anus. However, other conditions can also cause these symptoms. This is often associated with constipation, cystic fibrosis or some kind of parasites.
There are several factors which contribute to the development of anal (Rectal) prolapse. It may come from a life long habit of straining to have bowel movements or as a result of stresses involved in child birth. In very rare cases there may be a genetic predisposition in some families. Anal (Rectal) prolapse is a condition in which rectum drops down and turns inside out. In the early stage, the rectum stays inside the body but as the condition worsens it may protrude out through the anus. There is often weakness of the anal muscles and this may result in leakage of stools or mucous. This disease is quite common in women than men. The general symptoms includes constipation, diarrhoea, cystic fibrosis, parasitic infections and symptoms of multiple sclerosis.