Association between sexual intercourse frequency and pelvic floor muscle morphology in pregnant women

ConclusionsChinese women had inactive sexual intercourse during pregnancy. There is a slight association between increased sexual intercourse frequency and a thicker levator ani muscle in pregnant women. Future work may be directed at determining the causality of this association.
Source: International Urogynecology Journal - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

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Authors: Joueidi Y, Vieillefosse S, Cardaillac C, Mortier A, Oppenheimer A, Deffieux X, Thubert T Abstract INTRODUCTION: The diastasis of the rectus abdominis muscles is common during pregnancy and post-partum. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of this pathology, methods of diagnosis, association with pelvic-perineal disorders and therapies that may be proposed. METHODS: Review of Pubmed, Medline, Embase and Cochrane literature using the following words and MeSH: diastasis, diastasis and pregnancy, diastasis of the rectus abdominis muscle, increase of the inter-recti distance. RESULTS: Among the 12...
Source: Progres en Urologie - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Prog Urol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 29 May 2019Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Jennifer Cole, Supriya BulchandaniAbstractObjectivesPatients who sustain an Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury (OASI) have the opportunity to select an elective caesarean section over a vaginal delivery in subsequent pregnancies. It remains unclear whether there are identifiable factors which predict expectant mothers’ choices. The primary aim of our study was to explore this issue further in a consecutive group of patients who had suffered OASI.Study designData were retrospectively col...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Patients who sustain an Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury (OASI) have the opportunity to select an elective caesarean section over a vaginal delivery in subsequent pregnancies. It remains unclear whether there are identifiable factors which predict expectant mothers' choices. The primary aim of our study was to explore this issue further in a consecutive group of patients who had suffered OASI. STUDY DESIGN: Data were retrospectively collected for patients attending a specialist OASIS clinic between July 2016 and February 2018. Information routinely collected in clinical practice was consid...
Source: Reproductive Biology - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: AI after childbirth was associated with a huge impact on QOL, especially in patients with sphincter injuries. A complete clinical evaluation, including 3D-EUS, is recommended to prevent, manage or treat AI in primiparous females. PMID: 31021166 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revista Espanola de Enfermedades Digestivas - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Rev Esp Enferm Dig Source Type: research
ConclusionsInter-observer reliability of ultrasound urethral mobility measurements by the transperineal route is moderate antepartum and low postpartum. The correlation with point Aa is low to moderate.
Source: International Urogynecology Journal - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
AbstractIntroduction and hypothesisOur primary objective was to prospectively evaluate anorectal symptoms, anal manometry and endoanal ultrasound (EAUS) in women who followed the recommended mode of subsequent delivery following index obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIs) using our unit ’s standardised protocol. Our secondary objectives were to evaluate the role of internal anal sphincter defects and also to compare outcomes in a subgroup of symptomatic women with normal anorectal physiology.MethodsThis is a prospective follow-up study of pregnant women with previous OASIs who were counselled regarding subsequent...
Source: International Urogynecology Journal - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-.
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsOn comparing women with one, two, or three or more CS, we found no significant differences in any measured sonographic parameters of pelvic organ descent and pelvic floor muscle function. This implies that subsequent pregnancies after the first are unlikely to exert significant additional effects on pelvic floor functional anatomy.
Source: International Urogynecology Journal - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conclusion Endo-anal sonography might be a good screening tool for early detection of postpartum anal sphincter damages. However, further prospective cost benefit studies should be performed to propose it as a standard of care.
Source: Journal of Coloproctology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Vaginal childbirth and complete bilateral avulsion of the puborectalis muscle negatively influence the strain of the puborectalis muscle. PMID: 28397366 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
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