How you prepare

By Mayo Clinic Staff

To prepare for rectal prolapse surgery, your doctor may ask that you:

  • Clean with special soap. Before your surgery, you'll be asked to shower using special antibacterial soap to help prevent germs on your skin from causing infection after your surgery.
  • Stop taking certain medications. Depending on your procedure, you may be asked to stop taking certain medications.

You'll spend one to several days in the hospital after rectal prolapse surgery. Plan ahead so that you'll be as comfortable as possible during your stay. Consider bringing:

  • Personal care items, such as your toothbrush or your shaving supplies
  • Comfortable clothes, such as a robe and slippers
  • Entertainment, such as books and games
May. 14, 2013