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FECAL INCONTINENCE UNDERWEAR
Pavone Lingerie has designed a new model of briefs where both the front and back offer 3-layer protection. This protection consists of bamboo fleece, bamboo terry cloth and a wafer-thin water-repellent layer.
If you suffer from fecal incontinence, also known as anal incontinence, fecal incontinence, stool loss or "incontinentia alvi," it means that you cannot properly hold back stool or wind. You suffer from involuntary fecal loss.
Fecal incontinence is the involuntary loss of feces or farts. Some people are completely incontinent and lose their stool without noticing. However, even if you only lose a small amount of stool, involuntarily pass wind, or if you only have skid marks in your underpants, it is a mild form of anal incontinence. This is more common than originally thought, and not just in older age. As many as 1 in 10 Dutch people will experience fecal incontinence at some point in their lives. Women suffer from involuntary fecal incontinence more often than men, and it usually only really starts to become a problem after menopause. When asked properly, it often turns out that the symptoms actually existed for some time anyway, but they don't see a doctor until it has become a serious problem. So despite the fact that it can have a huge impact on daily life, little or no discussion of stool loss is made out of shame, even with the family doctor.
The symptoms and severity of symptoms in fecal incontinence can vary greatly. The most common complaints with fecal incontinence are:
Anal itching, pain and irritated skin at the anus
Unwilling farting to actually pooping in the pants without feeling it.
Soiling (leaving traces in the underpants) can result from not being able to defecate properly, sometimes leaving scraps of feces just above the sphincter. When moving, this still comes out.
No urge to defecate
Loss of small bits of mucus from the anus
Feelings of shame due to foul odors and fear of accidents
Diarrhea or just obstipation (constipation or constipation)
Flatulence (gas and bloating)
Bladder control problems. In some therapies, these problems can be treated at the same time.
There are many causes of fecal incontinence. Most common causes are:
Reduced function of the sphincter and/or pelvic floor muscle: Damage to the anal sphincter can occur during childbirth, after surgery, as a result of an accident or after sexual abuse. If the sphincter muscle in the anus is damaged, you will feel urges, but will not be able to hold up the stool.
Obstructive defecation syndrome: If stool remains in the rectum, it may escape unnoticed. This then usually occurs while walking. There are many causes for the inability to empty the rectum properly, such as prolapse of the wall between the vagina and the rectum (rectocele), or if the pelvic floor and/or anal sphincter muscle are too strong or the pelvic floor muscle is too weak.
Overactive pelvic floor: If the pelvic floor muscles and the internal sphincter muscle of the anus are too tense, it is more difficult to pass stool. This can cause prolonged constipation and eventually overflow diarrhea.
Damage to nerves that control the sphincter and pelvic floor muscles...: The sphincter and pelvic floor muscles are controlled by nerves. These can be damaged during childbirth. Damage can also result from prolonged constipation (obstipation), surgery or old age. Nerves can also be damaged in certain conditions, such as spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis (MS) or spina bifida (spina bifida).
Prolapse of the rectum (rectum prolapse): In rectal prolapse, the rectum bulges into itself. At first, the prolapse may actually stop stool from passing because the prolapsed bowel acts as a stopper. This is often followed by an uncontrollable attack in which a lot of stool suddenly comes out. If the situation lasts longer, the rectum may hang out of the anus. This can lead to damage to the nerve causing the sphincter muscle to stop working properly.
Intestinal inflammation: An inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis or proctitis, may cause an increased sense of urgency. This is caused by the mucous membrane swelling due to the inflammation. This often makes it more difficult to hold up stools.
Chronic diarrhea: With thin stools or diarrhea, it is difficult to hold up stools. This is occasionally because too many laxatives are used. unfortunately, there is not always an explanation.
Overflow diarrhea (paradoxical diarrhea) or chronic constipation (constipation): With prolonged constipation, thin stools can leak past the hard stools into the rectum. This is also called overflow diarrhea or, paradoxical diarrhea.
What can Pavone do for women with fecal incontinence?
Pavone Lingerie has designed a new model of briefs where both the front and back offer 3-layer protection. This protection consists of bamboo fleece, (absorbs optimally and stays dry to the touch) bamboo terry cloth and a water-repellent (wafer-thin) layer. This protection prevents you from leaking, absorbs optimally, is hypoallergenic and eliminates the need to wear an insert. The Waist Rosa Plus model is available in both black and champagne.