Fecal and Urinary Incontinence: Epidemiology and Etiology

  • Dana R. Sands
  • Minda Neimark


The true epidemiology of combined urinary and fecal incontinence is difficult to assess. The social stigma associated with these conditions has made it difficult for physicians to adequately identify affected patients. As we learn more about the function of the pelvic floor and recognize the common etiology of both anterior and posterior compartment dysfunction, we will offer better and more comprehensive care to our patients.


Urinary Incontinence Stress Urinary Incontinence Pelvic Organ Prolapse Obstet Gynecol Fecal Incontinence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dana R. Sands
    • 1
  • Minda Neimark
    • 2
  1. 1.Anorectal Physiology Laboratory, Department of Colorectal SurgeryCleveland Clinic FloridaWestonUSA
  2. 2.Department of GynecologyCleveland Clinic FloridaWestonUSA

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