Anal sphincter defects and bowel symptoms in women with and without recognized anal sphincter trauma.

@article{Nichols2006AnalSD,
  title={Anal sphincter defects and bowel symptoms in women with and without recognized anal sphincter trauma.},
  author={Catherine Matthews Nichols and Marie Nam and Viswanathan Ramakrishnan and Elizabeth H Lamb and Nancy Currie},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={194 5},
  pages={1450-4}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the rate of new bowel symptoms and anal sphincter defects in primiparous women with and without recognized anal sphincter (AS) injury. STUDY DESIGN One hundred seventeen primiparous women classified with increasing degrees of perineal trauma and 21 controls delivered by cesarean section were enrolled immediately postpartum and demographic and delivery data were collected. At 6 weeks' postpartum, subjects completed a bowel function… CONTINUE READING
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