Frequency of persistent anal symptoms after first instrumental delivery.

@article{Mazouni2005FrequencyOP,
  title={Frequency of persistent anal symptoms after first instrumental delivery.},
  author={Chafika Mazouni and Florence Bretelle and Samy Battar and Pascal Bonnier and Marc Gamerre},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2005},
  volume={48 7},
  pages={1432-6}
}
PURPOSE This study was designed to evaluate persistent anal symptoms after first instrumental delivery beyond the postpartum period. METHODS This prospective study was performed in a cohort of primiparas who underwent instrumental delivery from January 1, 2001 to September 30, 2002. Questionnaires for anal symptoms were completed in the maternity ward on the day after delivery and by mail or telephone up to 12 months after the end of the inclusion period. Symptoms of fecal incontinence (solid… CONTINUE READING

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