Rectal prolapse surgery carries a risk of serious complications. Each technique for repairing rectal prolapse has its own risks. But in general, rectal prolapse surgery risks include:

  • Bleeding
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Damage to nearby structures, such as nerves and organs
  • Infection
  • Fistula — an abnormal connection between two body parts
  • Recurrence of rectal prolapse
  • Worsened constipation
Oct. 12, 2016