The effect of concealed concomitant anal incontinence symptoms in patients with urinary incontinence on their quality of life

International Urogynecology Journal, 05/25/2012

The data show that concealed AI symptoms may contribute to the anxiety of the patient and even alter the perception of urinary symptoms. Actually, a significant number of women suffer from DI without reporting their anal symptoms, which results in underdiagnosing of concomitant AI. To prevent the suboptimal management of patients with lower urinary tract symptoms, standardized questionnaires for AI should be included in the evaluation of all patients with lower urinary tract symptoms.

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