incontinence

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incontinence

[in′känt·ən·əns]
(medicine)
Inability to control the natural evacuations, as the feces or the urine; specifically, involuntary evacuation from organic causes.
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Incidence of postpartum anal incontinence among Indians and black Africans in a resource-constrained country.
There was no difference in the incidence of constipation between urinary incontinence and anal incontinence. P value was 0.29 for flatal incontinence, 0.28 for fecal incontinence and 0.18 for constipation.
Moreover, the postoperative complication rate after FH increased with the number of affected quadrants; anal incontinence developed after FH in two patients in whom four quadrants were affected.
Similar results have been reported by Sartore et al.(65), stating that mediolateral episiotomy does not protect against the appearance of stress urinary incontinence, anal incontinence and female genital prolapse.
Anal incontinence (AI) in women is a common debilitating condition, with pregnancy and childbirth being major contributory factors.
"Prevalence of anal incontinence in women with symptoms of urinary incontinence and genital prolapse." Obstet Gynecol.
Community -based prevalence of anal incontinence. JAMA 1995; 274: 559-61.
Overall, 11% of the 1,011 women had stress urinary incontinence, 8% had overactive bladder, and 11% had anal incontinence; 3% reported prolapse symptoms, and 7% had prolapse upon examination (Obstet.
It is also referred to as fecal incontinence, anal incontinence, soiling, or lack of bowel control.
Anal incontinence and soiling is a socially unacceptable and often devastating problem associated with anal disease in AIDS.