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Fecal incontinence in pregnancy and post partum.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19481750     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of fecal incontinence (FI) during pregnancy and post partum, and to determine any associations with demographic and birth variables.
METHODS: Secondary analysis of 240 primiparous women conducted during pregnancy and post partum. Women were asked at various time points if they had lost control over their stool or bowel movements, and if they were practicing Kegel exercises. Associations of bowel symptoms with demographic and birth data were evaluated.
RESULTS: Most participants were white (87%), with a median age of 30 years (range, 18-42 years). Women who reported fecal incontinence at 1 year were more educated than those who did not report it. No other demographic or birth data were associated with fecal incontinence at 1 year.
CONCLUSIONS: Prevalence of FI during pregnancy and post partum is low and not linked to low-risk birth. Furthermore, when FI occurs it is often sporadic. This should be reassuring to patients and providers alike.
Authors:
Cynthia Brincat; Christina Lewicky-Gaupp; Divya Patel; Carolyn Sampselle; Janis Miller; John O L Delancey; Dee E Fenner
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2009-05-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  106     ISSN:  1879-3479     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-17     Completed Date:  2009-11-03     Revised Date:  2014-09-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  236-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Delivery, Obstetric / adverse effects*
Fecal Incontinence / epidemiology*
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology*
Prevalence
Prospective Studies
Young Adult
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
NR04007/NR/NINR NIH HHS; R01 NR004007/NR/NINR NIH HHS; R01 NR004007-09/NR/NINR NIH HHS
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