Anal Incontinence is a devastating condition. Expertise in it’s management is restricted to a limited number of experts, but a huge number of caregivers face the potential to preserve Anal Continence. Are they aware?
||Anal Incontinence: Why the silence?
||The role of the clinician
||Childbirth and anal incontinence - is it the beginning?
||Preventive and conservative management
||When conservative management fails
Paula Igualada-Martinez: Anal Incontinence (AI) is called ‘the last taboo’ and has consequences that extend well beyond their physical symptoms. Women with anal incontinence in the first year after delivery have an increased risk of long-term incontinence. There is some evidence that indicates that pelvic floor muscle training is effective in both preventing and managing AI and this presentation will cover all relevant literature. AI is a significant burden to patients and society highlighting the need for cost-effective management and preventative interventions.