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Rectal prolapse repair - series—Aftercare

Aftercare

Overview

The surgery is usually effective in repairing the prolapse. The long-term prognosis is excellent.

Usually only 1 or 2 days of hospitalization is all that is required. Expect complete recovery within 4 weeks.

Update Date 2/27/2016

Updated by: Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS, general surgery practice specializing in breast cancer, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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