Clinical impact of bowel symptoms in women with pelvic floor disorders

Clinical impact of bowel symptoms in women with pelvic floor disorders Introduction and hypothesis The aim of this study was to rior vaginal wall prolapse is not correlated with constipation or evaluate the correlations between the POP-Q Bp point and anal incontinence, but Pb and Gh + Pb measurements are cor- the perineal body (Pb) and genital hiatus (Gh) measurements related with constipation and SF-36 scores. and constipation, anal incontinence, severity of symptoms and . . . quality of life. Keywords Vaginal prolapse Rectocele Constipation Methods The patients were distributed into two groups ac- Fecal incontinence Quality of life cording to the posterior vaginal wall Bp point: one group with Bp ≤−1 (without posterior vaginal wall prolapse, control group) and the other group with Bp ≥0 (with posterior vaginal Introduction wall prolapse, case group). Demographic data, defecatory dys- function and SF-36 scores were compared between the Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) may cause many symptoms that groups. Correlations between severity of posterior prolapse are commonly attributed to the anatomic compartments in- (Bp, Gh, Pb and Gh + Pb) and severity of bowel symptoms volved [1, 2]. It affects the physical wellbeing and the quality were also calculated. of life (QoL) of women, and has important psychological Results A total of 613 International Urogynecology Journal Springer Journals

Clinical impact of bowel symptoms in women with pelvic floor disorders

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