Damaged To External Sphincter

Etiology

  • Voluntary muscle dysfxn

Risk Factors

  • Rectal surgery
  • Other trauma
  • Damage during epesiotomy or vaginal delivery

Symptoms

  • Urge or diarrhea associated incontinence

Physical Exam Findings

  • Decrease rectal tone
  • Decreased squeeze
  • Sometimes palpable defect in sphincter