The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and associations between anal intercourse and fecal incontinence. Fecal incontinence was defined as the loss of liquid, solid, or mucus stool occurring at least monthly on a validated questionnaire. A gender-specific sexual behavior questionnaire assessed any anal intercourse via an audio computer-assisted personal interview. Co-variables included: age, race, education, poverty income ratio, body mass index, chronic illnesses, depression, loose stool consistency Bristol Stool Scale types 6 or 7 , and reproductive variables in women.
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Common Anorectal Conditions: Part II. Lesions
A more recent article on benign anorectal conditions is available. JOHN L. This is Part II of a two-part article on anorectal conditions.
Rectal prolapse occurs when the rectum the last section of the large intestine falls from its normal position within the pelvic area and sticks out through the anus. The word "prolapse" means a falling down or slipping of a body part from its usual position. Rectal prolapse is common in older adults who have a long-term history of constipation or a weakness in the pelvic floor muscles. It is more common in women than in men, and even more common in women over the age of 50 postmenopausal women , but occurs in younger people too. Rectal prolapse can also occur in infants — which could be a sign of cystic fibrosis — and in older children.