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Rectal Prolapse: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Surgery

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  • What Is Rectal Prolapse?
  • Types of Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Prolapse Symptoms
  • Rectal Prolapse Causes
  • Rectal Prolapse Risk Factors
  • Rectal Prolapse Diagnosis
  • Rectal Prolapse Treatment
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  • Rectal Prolapse Complications
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Prolapse is when any body part slips or falls down from its normal position. Rectal prolapse is when your rectum — the last section of your large intestine — drops down or slides out of your anus. While that may sound scary, it’s typically not considered a medical emergency. However, the longer you have the condition, the worse it can get. Living with rectal prolapse can cause embarrassment and affect your quality of life.

If you feel like something just isn’t right when you go to the bathroom, or try to poop, you shouldn’t ignore it or make light of it. Your doctor can diagnose rectal prolapse and suggest treatment to fix it.

There are three types of prolapse:

  • External prolapse: The entire rectum sticks out of your anus.
  • Mucosal prolapse: Part of the rectal lining pokes out of your anus.
  • Internal prolapse: The rectum has started to drop but is not yet sticking out of your anus.

If you feel like you’re sitting on a ball after pooping, or if you notice that you have something sticking out of the opening (your anus) where you poop, you could have rectal prolapse.

Typically, you’ll first experience rectal prolapse after you have a bowel movement. The first time, or first few times, the rectum may return inside on its own. Later, you may feel like something has fallen out of your body, or you just feel something down there that isn’t normal. In those cases, you may be able to push the rectum back in yourself.

Additional symptoms of rectal prolapse can include:

  • Feeling a bulge outside your anus
  • Seeing a red mass outside your anal opening
  • Pain in the anus or rectum
  • Bleeding from the rectum
  • Leaking blood, poop, or mucus from the anus

Early on, rectal prolapse may look like hemorrhoids slipping out of your anal opening, but these are two different conditions. Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels in your anus or lower rectum that may cause itching, pain, and blood on the toilet paper when you wipe after you poop. Your doctor can diagnose whether you have rectal prolapse or hemorrhoids.

A variety of things can cause the condition, including:

  • Long-term history of diarrhea or constipation
  • Long-term history of having to strain when you poop
  • Old age, which weakens muscles and ligaments in the rectal area
  • Previous injury to the anal or hip area
  • Nerve damage that affects your muscles’ ability to tighten and loosen, which could be caused by pregnancy, vaginal childbirth complications, anal sphincter paralysis, or injury to your spine or back
  • Neurological problems, such as spinal cord disease or spinal cord transection

More women develop rectal prolapse than men, especially women older than 50. In general, older people who have had a history of constipation or problems with their pelvic floor have a higher chance of having the problem.

Any of these health conditions could put you at higher risk for rectal prolapse:

  • Chronic constipation
  • Always have to strain to poop
  • Lower back injury or disc disease
  • Muscle weakness in your anus or pelvic floor
  • Someone in your family also had rectal prolapse
  • Parasitic infections like schistosomiasis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)
  • Benign prostatic hypertrophy
  • Any injury or problems with ligaments that keep your rectum attached to the intestinal wall
  • Congenital bowel disorders like Hirschsprung’s disease or neuronal intestinal dysplasia

Your doctor can do a rectal exam. While you may hesitate to do this, your doctor may ask you to sit on a toilet and poop or at least try to go. This is helpful because it allows your doctor to see the prolapse.

You may need some other, more advanced tests to diagnose rectal prolapse, especially if you have other related conditions:

  • Anal electromyography (EMG):This test checks to see if nerve damage is causing your anal sphincter problems.
  • Anal manometry: A thin tube is inserted into your rectum to test muscle strength.
  • Anal ultrasound: A probe inserted into your anus and rectum is used to examine muscles and tissues.
  • Pudendal nerve terminal motor latency test: It checks your pudendal nerves, which you use to control bowel movements.
  • Proctography:X-ray videos of your rectum during a poop show how well it holds and releases feces.
  • Colonoscopy: A long tube inserted into your rectum with a tiny camera at the end can show the inside of your intestines and look for any problems that may be causing your prolapse.
  • Proctosigmoidoscopy:This test also uses a long tube with a camera on the end. It’s inserted deep into your intestines to look for inflammation, scarring, or a tumor.
  • MRI: Imaging scan examines all of the organs in your pelvic area.

The most common treatment for rectal prolapse is surgery to put the rectum back in place, and there are several types. The kind of surgery your doctor recommends will depend on factors such as your overall health, age, and how serious your condition is. The two most common types of surgery:

  • Abdominal: This type of surgery can be done either with a large incision or using laparoscopy, which uses small cuts and a camera attached to an instrument so the surgeon can see what needs to be done and if there are any additional issues that need to be fixed.
  • Perineal: Also called rectal repair, this approach may be used if you are older or have other medical problems. This type of surgery can involve the inner lining of the rectum or the portion of the rectum extending out of the anus.

If your rectal prolapse is very minor and it is caught early, your doctor might have you treat it by taking stool softeners to make it easier to go to the bathroom and by pushing the rectum’s tissue back up the anus by hand. But, typically, you will eventually need to have surgery to fix rectal prolapse.

To prevent rectal prolapse, try not to strain when you poop. Try these tips to ease or prevent constipation that leads to straining:

  • Get more fiber in your diet. Aim for at least five servings of fruits and veggies each day.
  • Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water a day.
  • Get regular exercise.
  • Keep your weight at a healthy level or lose weight if you need to.
  • If you have constipation often, talk to your doctor. They may direct you to take a stool softener or laxative.

Avoid heavy lifting, as this could put pressure on your bowel muscles.

Rectal prolapse, if it’s not treated, could lead to these complications:

  • Rectal damage like ulceration or bleeding
  • Your rectum can’t be manually pushed back up inside you
  • Strangulation, or the blood supply in your rectum is reduced
  • Gangrene, or the strangulated rectal tissue decays and dies

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Rectal prolapse occurs when the rectum sags and comes through the anal opening.

Rectal prolapse may be partial, involving only the mucosa or complete, involving the entire wall of the rectum.

The rectum is the final portion of the large intestine. It empties stool from the body through the anus. The rectum is anchored in position by ligaments. When these ligaments weaken, the rectum can move out of its normal position, downward, and pass through the anus. This is called rectal prolapse.


The exact cause of rectal prolapse is unclear. Possible causes may include any of the following:

  • An enlarged opening due to relaxed muscles in the pelvic floor, which is formed of muscles around the rectum
  • Loose muscles of the anal sphincter
  • An abnormally long colon
  • Downward movement of the abdominal cavity between the rectum and uterus
  • Prolapse of the small intestine
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Chronic coughing and sneezing

A prolapse can be partial or complete:

  • With a partial prolapse, the inner lining of the rectum bulges partly from the anus.
  • With a complete prolapse, the entire rectum bulges through the anus.

Rectal prolapse occurs most often in children under age 6. Health problems that may lead to prolapse include:

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Intestinal worm infections
  • Long-term diarrhea
  • Other health problems present at birth

In adults, it is usually found with constipation, or with a muscle or nerve problem in the pelvic or genital area.


The main symptom is a reddish-colored mass that sticks out from the opening of the anus, especially after a bowel movement. This reddish mass is actually the inner lining of the rectum. It may bleed slightly and can be uncomfortable and painful.

Exams and Tests

The health care provider will perform a physical exam, which will include a rectal exam. To check for prolapse, the provider may ask the person to bear down while sitting on a toilet.

Tests that may be done include:

  • Colonoscopy to confirm the diagnosis
  • Blood test to check for anemia if there is bleeding from the rectum


Call your provider if a rectal prolapse occurs.

In some cases, the prolapse can be treated at home. Follow your provider’s instructions on how to do this. The rectum must be pushed back inside manually. A soft, warm, wet cloth is used to apply gentle pressure to the mass to push it back through the anal opening. The person should lie on one side in a knee-chest position before applying pressure. This position allows gravity to help put the rectum back into position.

Immediate surgery is rarely needed. In children, treating the cause often solves the problem. For example, if the cause is straining because of dry stools, laxatives may help. If the prolapse continues, surgery may be needed.

In adults, the only cure for rectal prolapse is a procedure that repairs the weakened anal sphincter and pelvic muscles.

Outlook (Prognosis)

In children, treating the cause cures rectal prolapse. In adults, surgery usually cures the prolapse.

When rectal prolapse is not treated, constipation and loss of bowel control may develop.

When to Contact a Medical Professional

Call your provider right away if there is a rectal prolapse.


In children, treating the cause usually prevents rectal prolapse from happening again.

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  • About disease
  • Types of intestinal prolapse
  • Symptoms of bowel prolapse
  • Causes of bowel prolapse
  • Diagnosis of rectal prolapse
  • Expert opinion
  • Treatment of bowel prolapse
  • Surgical treatment
  • Prophylaxis
  • Rehabilitation
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About the disease

Prolapse of the rectum is one of the severe pathologies of the intestine, in which all layers of the intestinal wall turn out through the anus. Most often, this pathological process occurs against the background of weakening of the pelvic muscles. One of the characteristic features of this pathological phenomenon is the squeezing of the vessels of the submucosal layer by the walls of the anal canal. As a result of prolonged compression, the mucosa acquires a bluish tint and may necrotize (die off) due to the cessation of blood flow.

Prolapse is often preceded by internal intussusception. This is a condition in which the protrusion of the superior parts of the rectum into the lumen of the lower ones occurs, but they do not go beyond the anal canal.

Types of intestinal prolapse

The generally accepted classification of rectal prolapse is based on the severity of symptoms, neglect and severity of the disease. There are three stages of the pathological process:

  • the first stage: the rectum falls out only during defecation;
  • second stage: the lower part of the intestine begins to fall out during physical exertion.
  • third stage: bowel prolapse occurs when walking or when moving to an upright position.

Symptoms of bowel prolapse

At the initial stage of the development of the pathology, when only the mucous membrane falls out, it is easy to set it yourself. At this time, there are no unpleasant symptoms, but if treatment is not started, the course of the disease will worsen and the prolapse will become complete. In this case, the prolapsed part of the intestine has a cylindrical shape and resembles a tumor. If it is not set for a long time, the mucous membrane swells, ulcerates, bleeds. Other signs of bowel prolapse include:

  • fecal incontinence;
  • swelling of the anus;
  • secretion of mucus from the anus;
  • decreased tone of the anal sphincter;
  • spotting or bleeding from the anus;
  • a feeling of fullness in the anus as if there was a foreign body in it.

Pain syndrome is not a characteristic symptom of rectal prolapse. Pain may appear in cases of infringement of part of the intestine or with significant prolapse.

Causes of bowel prolapse

Rectal prolapse may occur due to a combination of several adverse factors. The exact causes of bowel prolapse have not been established, but experts have identified a wide range of risk factors. The main ones include anatomical and constitutional features, which include:

  • weak ligamentous apparatus;
  • large dimensions of the pelvic pocket of the peritoneum;
  • excessive mobility of the rectum and sigmoid colon, etc.

Not the last place in the development of pathology is the genetic factor and acquired degenerative changes in the muscles of the obturator apparatus and the intestinal wall.

Direct causes of bowel prolapse include:

  • severe diarrhea;
  • dramatic weight loss;
  • strenuous exercise;
  • prolonged constipation with excessive straining to empty the bowels;
  • blunt trauma to the abdomen (a sharp increase in intra-abdominal pressure provokes eversion of the rectum out through the anus, like a hernia.

The development of intestinal prolapse can be promoted by trauma to the spinal cord with damage to the cauda equina (a bundle of spinal nerves extending from its final section), age-related tissue changes, and the consequences of neurological diseases. The risk group includes women who have given birth and the elderly.

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Diagnosis of rectal prolapse

An experienced proctologist in most cases can make a diagnosis already at the initial examination. To clarify it and choose the right treatment protocol, an assessment of the severity of the disease is required. For this purpose, the patient is prescribed additional instrumental studies. To determine the severity of intestinal prolapse allow:

  • anal manometry, this test is designed to measure the strength of the anal sphincter muscles and assess holding function;
  • transrectal ultrasound, with its help, the doctor assesses the structure and shape of the muscles of the anal sphincter and surrounding tissues;
  • defecography (proctography), this study is used to assess how well the rectum holds stool and is emptied;
  • colonoscopy, with this diagnostic procedure, a specialist can visually inspect the entire internal surface of the intestine and identify problems present in it;
  • anal electromyography, this test allows you to identify nerve damage that leads to improper functioning of the anal sphincter, it also determines the coordination of the anal muscles and intestines.

If necessary, specialists of an adjacent profile, for example, neurologists, are connected to the diagnosis.

Expert opinion

Intestinal prolapse is a serious pathology that, having appeared once, does not disappear, but continues to gradually progress. If you do not start treatment, the prolapsed part of the intestine will constantly increase, and the anal sphincter will stretch. The disease itself is an ordeal for a person, but the consequences of rectal prolapse can be extremely dangerous. The most formidable complications are:

  • acute intestinal obstruction;
  • strangulation of parts of the intestine;
  • rectal bleeding;
  • mucosal ulcers;
  • peritonitis.

To prevent the transition of the pathology to a more severe form or the development of complications, you should consult a doctor at the first sign of prolapse, and then do not delay the planned operation. The sooner doctors fix the problem, the better the results will be and the faster the recovery will be. Patients after the operation restore social activity, psychological complexes disappear and sexual life normalizes.

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Treatment of bowel prolapse

In the early stages of the pathology, treatment can be conservative, but experience shows that these methods do not guarantee complete success. Surgical intervention is considered the best option.

Conservative treatment

This therapy is carried out before surgery and consists in the normalization of the stool in order to avoid constipation in the postoperative period. First of all, the patient’s diet is changed, enriching it with coarse fiber and strengthening the drinking regimen. If the stool is not restored, the doctor selects suitable laxatives of physiological action.

Surgical treatment

Several surgical techniques are used to treat rectal prolapse.

  • Rectosacropexy. It is performed using an alloprosthesis, a mesh allograft designed to hold the intestine in a predetermined position. Surgical manipulations consist in the fact that, first of all, the intestine is raised to the level of the muscles of the anus, then it is pulled up and fixed by means of a mesh allograft to the presacral fascia located between the sacrum and the rectum.
  • Operation Kümmel. This surgical manipulation consists in fixing the intestine raised to the promontory of the sacrum with interrupted sutures.

Abdominal surgery can be performed both through incisions, open access, and minimally invasive laparoscopic method, through 3 small punctures.

There are several surgeries that can be performed without external incisions. All manipulations are carried out through the anus.

  • Delorme operation. This is the excision and removal of the protruding part of the intestinal mucosa and the subsequent creation of a muscle cuff in its place, which will hold it, protecting it from falling out.
  • Operation Altmeier. This is the removal of the protruding part of the rectum with the formation of a coloanal anastomosis (connection of the remaining part of the intestine to the anal canal.

Surgery allows most patients to completely get rid of the negative symptoms of rectal prolapse.


The main way to prevent bowel prolapse is to take measures to ensure the normal functioning of the bowels. Doctors recommend that you carefully monitor your diet. The menu should include more bran, dairy products, coarse fiber. In addition, heavy lifting and excessive physical activity should be avoided, especially with a high risk of developing prolapse.


The duration of hospitalization and full rehabilitation depends on the type of operation. After surgery, it is important to exclude overexertion, control the stool, and prevent constipation and severe straining. The normal functioning of the digestive tract is ensured by a balanced diet. The diet of the operated patient is made up individually, taking into account his needs and wishes. It is also necessary to abandon weight lifting, intense physical activity, sexual intercourse, overheating and hypothermia, visiting the pool and swimming in open water.

In addition, after surgery, patients should visit a proctologist to assess the recovery process and early diagnosis of recurrence. The frequency of visits is determined by the doctor.


Yes, but only at the initial stage. If you do not engage in treatment, the intestines will begin to fall out even when you cough.

This pathology responds well to treatment, and recurrences occur in only 15% of cases.

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Alexey Ildarovich Musin, Leonid Alekseevich Grateful, Sergey Alekseevich Frolov Modern concept of surgical treatment of rectal prolapse // Astrakhan Medical Journal. 2011. No. 4.

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Vasiliev SV, Popov DE, Gaivoronskaya SS Comparative evaluation and choice of optimal methods of surgical treatment of patients with rectal prolapse // Acta Biomedica Scientifica. 2005. No. 4.


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Rectal prolapse – methods of treatment, stages of prolapsed nodes, symptoms and complications
Classification Symptoms Complications Diagnosis Treatment methods Prognosis Prevention

Rectal prolapse , or rectal prolapse is a pathological condition
which is accompanied by the release of the mucosa beyond the boundaries of the anal sphincter. All layers of the diastal layer fall out
segment of the large intestine. The protruding segment in this case ranges from 2 to 20 centimeters and even more.

Often this disease is diagnosed in men, they account for 70% of clinical cases. In 30% pathology
occurs in women. Prolapse is predominantly formed in people of working age from 20 to 50 years, however
often occurs in babies 3-4 years old due to the specifics of the anatomical and physiological characteristics of the child

Causes of weakening of muscles and ligaments, which leads to prolapse of rectal nodes:

  • hereditary predisposition;
  • incorrect anatomical structure of the pelvic bones, shape and rectum and sigmoid colon, intestinal wall;
  • prolonged defecation disorders: diarrhoea, constipation;
  • excessive straining during urination;
  • parasitic intestinal infections;
  • injury to pelvic nerves and muscles;
  • regular excessive physical activity, hard work, heavy lifting;
  • heavy or multiple childbirth in women;
  • diseases of the nervous system.


The official classification of human rectal prolapse is used by specialists when developing a therapeutic
scheme. It provides for the distribution of pathology into three stages:

  • stage 1 (compensated) – the intestine falls out only during defecation and returns on its own
    in a natural position;
  • stage 2 (subcompensated) – prolapse occurs during bowel movements and at high
    physical exertion, accompanied by insufficiency of the anal sphincter;
  • Stage 3 (decompensated) – prolapse of the rectum is observed even when walking, coughing, sneezing,
    accompanied by incontinence of feces, gases, severe insufficiency of the sphincter.

Specialists also distinguish two variants of rectal prolapse:

  • Hernial – the Douglas pocket and the anterior wall of the rectum are displaced downward, with weak muscles
    pelvic floor and constant high intra-abdominal pressure lead to prolapse of the intestine into the anal canal. Through
    time, all the walls are involved in the pathological process, and the sagging increases.
  • Invaginated or internal prolapse – part of the rectum or sigmoid colon is embedded in the lumen
    other part of the intestine. In this case, the organ does not go outside, and the main symptom of pathology is regular
    strong pain attacks.


Symptoms of pathology occur both gradually and suddenly. An unexpected start is associated with sharp and intense
loads, stress. After such an episode, the rectum falls out, and the person feels sharp pains in the abdomen, up to
to pain shock.

More often, however, rectal prolapse develops gradually. As the pathology progresses, it becomes more
pronounced and signs of prolapse:

  • sensation of a foreign body in the anus;
  • pain in the abdomen, which increases during walking, exercise, defecation;
  • incontinence, inability to keep gases, stools;
  • frequent false urge to defecate;
  • sensation of incomplete bowel movements;
  • frequent urination;
  • secretion of mucus, blood from the anus;
  • the formation of a solitary ulcer, mucosal edema (with internal prolapse).

Untreated complications

The most dangerous complication that occurs when prolapse is ignored is the infringement of the prolapsed segment of the intestine.
Infringement appears with untimely intervention or when you try to set the prolapse on your own.
Accompanied by edema, increasing ischemia, impaired blood supply. If you do not seek help in time,
the outer portion of the tissues will be affected by necrosis (tissue necrosis).

Another complication that pathology leads to is solitary ulcers. Such wounds cause over time
bleeding leading to perforation.

In advanced stages of internal prolapse, acute intestinal obstruction and peritonitis often occur. These are dangerous
conditions that pose a threat to human life.

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A proctologist can diagnose rectal prolapse and the degree of prolapse of the intestine even without examination and analysis
symptoms. The prolapsed part of the organ has a cone-shaped, cylindrical or spherical shape, painted in
bright red or bluish tint. The mucous membrane is markedly swollen and bleeds on contact. On
in the early stages, you can set the intestine and restore the normal state of the tissues. If at the time of examination the prolapse is not
observed, the patient is offered to strain to provoke a prolapse.

During a digital examination, the doctor determines the tone of the sphincter, differentiates the disease from hemorrhoids and anal
polyps. After that, for an accurate diagnosis, identification of complications and the exact stage of the disease,
instrumental diagnostics, which includes:

  • colonoscopy – to identify the causes of pathology;
  • barium enema – to detect functional changes in the colon;
  • defectography (proctography) – to determine the degree of prolapse;
  • anorectal manometry – to assess muscle function;
  • endoscopic examination (sigmoidoscopy) – to detect intussusception, the presence of ulcers;
  • endoscopic biopsy with tissue examination – is prescribed if a solitary ulcer is detected to exclude
    oncology of the rectum;
  • gynecological examination – for women.

Treatments for rectal prolapse

Conservative approaches are used only in the earliest stages of the disease. The main purpose of such events is
normalize stool and eliminate increased intra-abdominal pressure. Clinical recommendations include:

  • fiber-rich diet;
  • drinking plenty of water;
  • laxatives;
  • drugs to increase peristalsis;
  • neurostimulation, which helps to regain control over the muscles in case of impaired innervation.

Surgical methods of treatment bring results in the later stages of the development of prolapse, as well as in cases where
when conservative therapy fails. There are many operations that help get rid of
pathology. They include:

  • excision of a prolapsed section of the rectum;
  • bowel fixation;
  • anal canal, pelvic floor plasty;
  • colon resection;
  • combined methods.

Resection of the prolapsed section is more often done predominantly by surgery
Delorme. The surgeon removes the mucous membrane and forms a new muscle layer in the anal canal area. Operation
has a low invasiveness and is suitable even for older patients with serious chronic pathologies.
Less commonly, resection of the prolapsed lobe is done by patchwork cutting according to Nelaton or circular removal according to Mikulich.

Among fixation methods, rectopexy is considered the most effective –
an operation in which the pelvic section of the intestine is attached to the walls of the pelvis, thus restoring the correct
organ anatomy. The operation is performed on patients under 50-55 years of age. In 97% of cases, organ prolapse is eliminated.

Anal plastic surgery helps narrow the anus with surgical sutures and wires,
synthetic materials. However, this group of methods has a high risk of recurrence, so it is rarely used.

Resection of the distal colon is necessary if the patient has a solitary ulcer or necrosis. Often
such an operation is combined with fixing operations.

SM-Clinic surgeons have experience in performing various types of prolapse surgery. Our clinicians in
are fluent in modern surgical techniques and successfully help patients get rid of pathological
bowel prolapse.


Surgical treatment brings a positive result without recurrence in 80% of cases. In 70-75% of patients, as a result
treatment restores the evacuation capacity of the intestine. At the same time, 25-30% of patients develop disorders
transitory function.

Moreover, the earlier the patient seeks help, the more favorable the prognosis will be. Unfortunately, patients often go to
doctor only in the later stages of the development of pathology, when prolapse is already obvious, bowel functions are impaired, and in
tissues began to undergo irreversible changes. In this case, the risk of developing life-threatening complications increases in


To prevent the disease, as well as to prevent relapse, doctors recommend eliminating factors that increase
intra-abdominal pressure and cause weakness of the pelvic floor muscles:

  • avoid injuries in the pelvis, sacrum;
  • physical activity, stress;
  • treat constipation, flatulence, diarrhea;
  • do not start urolithiasis, prostate adenoma;
  • to prevent hacking painful cough.

Pathology develops as a result of a combination of several factors, so for prevention it is necessary to minimize all

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m. Dybenko street

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Bulkina Maria Sergeevna

Coloproctologist, surgeon

Work experience: 11 years specter of Enlightenment

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Grinevich Vladimir Stanislavovich

Surgeon, oncologist, mammologist, coloproctologist

Work experience: 27 years

Vyborgskoe shosse, 17

metro Prosveshcheniya

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Klyuev Andrey Nikolaevich

Operating proctologist

Work experience: 16 years

Malaya Balkanskaya, 23

Kupchino metro station

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Nekrasov Roman Aleksandrovich

Coloproctologist and surgeon

Work experience: 8 years

Udarnikov, 19

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Marshala Zakharov, 20

Leninsky Prospect metro station

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Petrova Vitalina Vasilievna

Operating proctologist

Work experience: 12 years

Vyborgskoe shosse, 17

Prospekt Prosveshcheniya metro station

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Senko Vladimir Vladimirovich

Head of the Center for Surgery and Oncology

Work experience: 23 years

Dunaisky, 47

Dunayskaya metro station

Marshala Zakharova, 20

Leninskiy pr-t metro station

Vyborgskoe shosse, 17

Prosveshcheniya metro station

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Sinyagina (Nazarova) Maria Andreevna

Surgeon, proctologist

Work experience: 8 years

Marshala Zakharova, 20

Leninsky Prospect metro station

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Sokolova Anna Sergeevna

Coloproctologist, surgeon. Candidate of Medical Sciences.

Work experience: 13 years

Malaya Balkanskaya, 23

Kupchino metro station

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Sol Anton Alexandrovich

Work experience: 15 years

Vyborgskoe shosse, 17

Prospekt Prosveshcheniya metro station

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Fomenko Nikolai Aleksandrovich

Surgeon, proctologist, oncologist

Work experience: 15 years

Marshal Zakharov, 20

metro station Leninsky pr-t

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Khangireev Alexander Bakhytovich

Surgeon, oncologist, coloproctologist

Work experience: 13 years

Udarnikov, 19

002 Dunayskaya metro station

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Khokhlov Sergey Viktorovich

Surgeon, oncologist, coloproctologist

Work experience: 28 years

Vyborgskoe shosse, 17

metro Prospekt Prosveshcheniya

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Chuprina Susanna Vladimirovna

Coloproctologist of the highest category

Work experience: 22 years

Udarnikov, 19

Ladozhskaya metro station

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Yalda Ksenia Davidovna


Work experience: 11 years

Malaya Balkanskaya, 23

Kupchino metro station

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