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Pelvic organ prolapse, constipation, and dietary fiber intake in women: a case-control study.
Am J Obstet Gynecol 2005; 192(5):1687-91AJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

This study was undertaken to determine whether there is an association among pelvic organ prolapse, constipation, and dietary fiber intake.

STUDY DESIGN

Sixty consecutive women with prolapse were compared with 30 control women without prolapse. All women completed 2 validated questionnaires to assess constipation and dietary fiber intake. Multivariate analysis was performed.

RESULTS

The risk for constipation was greater in women with prolapse than controls (odds ratio 4.03, 95% CI 1.5-11.4). Median insoluble fiber intake was significantly lower in women with prolapse (2.4 g) than controls (5.8 g, P < .01). The increased risk for constipation was reduced but remained significant after controlling for age and insoluble dietary fiber intake (odds ratio 2.9, 95% CI 1.1-13.5).

CONCLUSION

Women with pelvic organ prolapse are at a higher risk for constipation than controls. This increased risk for constipation is partially explained by lower intake of dietary insoluble fiber by women with prolapse than controls.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15902178

Citation

Arya, Lily A., et al. "Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Constipation, and Dietary Fiber Intake in Women: a Case-control Study." American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 192, no. 5, 2005, pp. 1687-91.
Arya LA, Novi JM, Shaunik A, et al. Pelvic organ prolapse, constipation, and dietary fiber intake in women: a case-control study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2005;192(5):1687-91.
Arya, L. A., Novi, J. M., Shaunik, A., Morgan, M. A., & Bradley, C. S. (2005). Pelvic organ prolapse, constipation, and dietary fiber intake in women: a case-control study. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 192(5), pp. 1687-91.
Arya LA, et al. Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Constipation, and Dietary Fiber Intake in Women: a Case-control Study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2005;192(5):1687-91. PubMed PMID: 15902178.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Pelvic organ prolapse, constipation, and dietary fiber intake in women: a case-control study. AU - Arya,Lily A, AU - Novi,Joseph M, AU - Shaunik,Alka, AU - Morgan,Mark A, AU - Bradley,Catherine S, PY - 2005/5/20/pubmed PY - 2005/6/25/medline PY - 2005/5/20/entrez SP - 1687 EP - 91 JF - American journal of obstetrics and gynecology JO - Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. VL - 192 IS - 5 N2 - OBJECTIVE: This study was undertaken to determine whether there is an association among pelvic organ prolapse, constipation, and dietary fiber intake. STUDY DESIGN: Sixty consecutive women with prolapse were compared with 30 control women without prolapse. All women completed 2 validated questionnaires to assess constipation and dietary fiber intake. Multivariate analysis was performed. RESULTS: The risk for constipation was greater in women with prolapse than controls (odds ratio 4.03, 95% CI 1.5-11.4). Median insoluble fiber intake was significantly lower in women with prolapse (2.4 g) than controls (5.8 g, P < .01). The increased risk for constipation was reduced but remained significant after controlling for age and insoluble dietary fiber intake (odds ratio 2.9, 95% CI 1.1-13.5). CONCLUSION: Women with pelvic organ prolapse are at a higher risk for constipation than controls. This increased risk for constipation is partially explained by lower intake of dietary insoluble fiber by women with prolapse than controls. SN - 0002-9378 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15902178/Pelvic_organ_prolapse_constipation_and_dietary_fiber_intake_in_women:_a_case_control_study_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0002937804019854 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -