Only Egypt has contributed significantly to the continent's data on anal incontinence
The questionnaire asked specifically about symptoms of stress urinary incontinence (SUI), urge urinary incontinence (UUI), pelvic organ prolapse (POP), and anal incontinence
One in 10 women suffers from anal incontinence
, with one in 15 experiencing moderate to severe symptoms.
after vaginal delivery: A prospective study in primiparous women.
The majority of anal incontinence
reported by women in this study at the 6-week postnatal assessment was still present at 6 months.
However, researchers noted that women who had vaginal delivery without tear had similar anal incontinence
(AI) symptoms as those seen in women who had cesarean sections.
The review of 29 studies with a total of 69,152 participants found an overall rate of anal incontinence
was present in 3% and dyspareunia in 1%.
None of the BT patients developed complications, but eight US patients developed anal incontinence
In addition, 53% met criteria for anal incontinence
, defined as a score of 1 or greater for liquid or solid stool on the Wexner Fecal Incontinence Scale.
remained a problem in 1 patient and small-bowel obstruction that required laparotomy developed in another.
SAN FRANCISCO -- A small study designed to test the hypothesis that abdominal hysterectomy increases the risk of chronic constipation found instead that it's associated with an increased risk of anal incontinence
Prevalence of Urinary and Anal Incontinence
Higher in Obese Women Obese or morbidly obese Normal weight (n = 210) (n = 217) Urinary incontinence 71% 38% Anal incontinence
25% 10% Notes: Table made from bar graph.
SAN DIEGO -- A substantial proportion of women who undergo immediate surgical repair after sustaining an anal sphincter tear during vaginal delivery will experience anal incontinence
5 years later, Dr.
Inasmuch as anal incontinence
is increasingly becoming recognized as a significant cause of physical and psychological morbidity, these data may well have implications for community health care providers, Dr.