Gynecology Urine incontinence and pelvic floor problems

Avoid vaginal traumas during delivery, and ensure a good continuous education to prevent this pathology.

The pelvic or perineal floor is the set of muscles closing and supporting the entire lower part of the abdomen.

An increase in abdominal pressure and traumas suffered during vaginal deliveries may lead to urine incontinence and the prolapse of pelvic organs (uterus prolapse, prolapse of the bladder and cystocele and prolapse of the rectum or rectocele). It is important to perform recovery exercises and continuously reeducate oneself after delivery.

Effort urine incontinence (IOE)

It consists of a loss of urine via the urethra after a sudden increase in abdominal pressure. This phenomenon may be produced by walking, jumping, dancing, coughing, sneezing or laughing. Most of the time, the problem appears after one or many vaginal deliveries.

It may also be associated to the prolapse of pelvic organs. The reeducation techniques and perineal recovery may prevent or improve the surgery result.

Last Update: 17/09/2014
References:
– Sociedad Española de Obstetricia y Ginecología. 2013 Protocolos: Prolapso genital y Tratamientos de la incontinencia urinaria de esfuerzo