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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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.
Studies dealing with the effect of lateral episiotomy on urinary and anal incontinence and medium-longterm sexual function are not found by searching literature databases.
Prevalence of anal incontinence in women with symptoms of urinary incontinence and genital prolapse.
Obese women were also twice as likely to have anal incontinence than were normal-weight women, reported Dr.
KEY WORDS: Gluteoplasty; Maximus gluteus muscle; Anal Incontinence.
In fact, patients suffering from anal incontinence often complain about diarrhea, and it is likely that as many as 50% of these patients actually suffer from anal incontinence.
In a small percentage of cases, however, long-term anal incontinence is a complication of surgery.
No patient developed anal incontinence or recurrence during the follow-up period of twelve weeks.
Anal incontinence was also a problem, with 37% reporting symptoms of this condition.
Anal incontinence (AI) is defined as involuntary loss of faeces or flatus.