The Doctors: Can Your Rectum Fall Out
A viewer emailed The Doctors to ask if it is possible for your rectum to fall out of your body. Is this a myth or a reality?
To answer this question, The Doctors got advice from proctologist Dr. David Rosenfeld, who said this is a real possibility.
The Drs TV: Prolapsed Rectum
He explained that it won’t fall out of your body, but will rather prolapse. There is a myth that anal intercourse can be a cause of this condition, but that is untrue.
Prolapsed Rectum Causes
Dr. Rosenfeld explained that this condition is most common among women ages 60 to 80, though it can happen to men as well. It is caused by pressure on the rectum over a long period of time. One reason it may be more common in women is due to the physical pressure involved in childbirth.