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Lower Urinary Tract and Sexual Function in Women Following Surgery for Colorectal Disorders

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Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms, Colorectal Disorders

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Trial Information

Lower Urinary Tract and Sexual Function in Women Following Surgery for Colorectal Disorders

Lower urinary tract symptoms, including urinary incontinence, voiding dysfunction, urgency,
frequency, fecal incontinence, as well as sexual dysfunction, are directly affected by
surgery for colorectal disorders. Increased risk of injury to the urinary tract is a
recognized complication of pelvic surgery. These risks are related to the radical nature of
pelvic surgery used to treat certain colorectal disorders, including colorectal malignancies
and inflammatory bowel disease.

Few studies have looked at the incidence of lower urinary tract symptoms and sexual
dysfunction in patients with colorectal conditions before and after surgery.

The primary goal of this study is to determine the prevalence of lower urinary tract
symptoms in women undergoing surgery for colorectal ocnditions. We also want to describe the
prevalence of these symptoms in different colorectal disorders, and how pelvic surgery
impacts these symptoms.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Female subjects with a diagnosis of a colorectal disorder, including rectal prolapse,
inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and
colorectal malignancies planning to undergo surgery

- Females have English as a primary language

Exclusion Criteria:

- Subjects less than 18 years of age

- Subjects unable to give informed consent or complete the validated questionnaires

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Principal Investigator

Karen L Noblett, M.D.

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

University of California, Irvine


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

March 2008

Completion Date:

March 2010

Related Keywords:

  • Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
  • Colorectal Disorders
  • Lower urinary tract symptoms
  • Colorectal disorders
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Voiding dysfunction
  • Urgency frequency
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Colorectal malignancies
  • Inflammatory bowel disease



University of California, Irvine Medical Center Orange, California  92868