Pelvic Organ Support Study (POSST) and bowel symptoms: Straining at stool is associated with perineal and anterior vaginal descent in a general gynecologic population

  • Kahn M
  • Breitkopf C
  • Valley M
 et al. 
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Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association of constipation symptoms and anal incontinence with vaginal wall and pelvic organ descent in a general gynecologic population. Study design: In this multicenter, cross-sectional study, 1004 women attending routine gynecologic healthcare underwent pelvic organ prolapse quantification (POPQ) measurements, and were surveyed regarding anal incontinence, digitation,

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  • Anal incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Perineal descent
  • Straining

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Authors

  • Margie A. Kahn

  • Carmen Radecki Breitkopf

  • Michael T. Valley

  • Patrick J. Woodman

  • Amy L. O'Boyle

  • Deirdre I. Bland

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