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Table 3 Symptoms in the cohort of 81 mothers with bowel incontinence after childbirth

From: The social, psychological, emotional morbidity and adjustment techniques for women with anal incontinence following Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury: use of a word picture to identify a hidden syndrome

Bowel incontinence 81 (100 %)
Flatus incontinence 79 (98 %)
Severe urgency (deferment <2mins) 77 (95 %)
Soiling 73 (90 %)
Impaired rectal evacuation 65 (81 %)
Urge incontinence 64 (79 %)
Passive incontinence 28 (35 %)
Urinary incontinence 42 (52 %)
Sexual dysfunction 79 (98 %)
Marital distress 70 (86 %)
Intercourse no longer spontaneous 61 (75 %)
Intercourse no longer orgasmic 52 (64 %)
Fear of faecal leakage during intercourse 52 (64 %)
Painful during intercourse 40 (49 %)
Never resumed intercourse 10 (12 %)
Failed partnership/marriage (at time of study) 7 (8 %)