Obstetrics & gynaecology

Higher risk of future fecal incontinence after sphincter injuries

The risk of subsequent fecal incontinence and intestinal gas leakage is significantly higher among women who, during childbirth, have suffered a sphincter injury and consequent damage to the anal sphincter muscle, was shown ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Overall incidence of obstetric anal sphincter injury 4.9 percent

(HealthDay)—The incidence of obstetric anal sphincter injury is 4.9 percent, and risk factors include vacuum-assisted vaginal delivery and prolonged duration of second stage of labor, according to a study published online ...

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