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Hartford, Connecticut 06106


We are doing this study to see if using an over the counter mild laxative, SennaS, there is a difference in time required to have a bowel movement in women who are having surgery for prolapse (when your uterus and/or vagina drop after childbirth or with age) and/or incontinence (when you leak urine or stool without your control) as compared to a sugar pill or placebo.

Study summary:

Right now, doctors use mild laxatives and stool softeners to help you have a bowel movement earlier and with less pain after surgery. Sometimes if the stool softener or mild laxatives do not work, you may need to use stronger laxatives or enemas. We want to see if specifically using SennaS is better for having a bowel movement soon after surgery and with less pain. SennaS is FDA approved for constipation. It has a stool softener and a mild laxative and has been shown to be safe and effective for treating constipation.


Inclusion Criteria: Women undergoing pelvic reconstructive surgery, including any combination of: - Posterior/rectocele repair - Paravaginal repair - Anterior/cystocele repair - Suburethral sling - Abdominal sacrocolpopexy - Midurethral sling (obturator pass) - Burch urethropexy - Midurethral sling (retropubic pass) - Colpocleisis/colpectomy - Uterosacral ligament suspension - Sacrospinous ligament fixation - Enterocele repair - Anal sphincter repair - Perineorrhaphy - Use of graft material (synthetic or biologic) of any form/size does not affect inclusion, use of laparoscopy or robotic-assisted laparoscopy does not affect inclusion Exclusion Criteria: - Male - Pregnancy (based on positive urine or serum ß-HCG measurement preoperatively in women who are not menopausal or have prior hysterectomy) - Concurrent bowel resection, - Hirschsprung's Disease or gastroparesis, - Irritable & inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's Disease/ulcerative colitis) formally diagnosed, - Clostridium difficile colitis during present hospitalization - Inability to understand written study material, - Inability to give consent - Rectal bleeding or presently diagnosed colorectal cancer, - Documented preoperative daily use of SennaS for more than 3 weeks, - Known allergy to SennaS - Inability to use suppositories/enemas



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Christine A LaSala, MD
Hartford Hospital, Division of Urogynecology

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Location Contact:

Hartford, Connecticut 06106
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: February 04, 2019

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