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.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Karen L Noblett, M.D.
University of California, Irvine
United States: Institutional Review Board
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