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Table 2 Bowel symptoms after surgery (n = 100)

From: Bowel symptoms and self-care strategies of survivors in the process of restoration after low anterior resection of rectal cancer

  Number Percent
Excessive flatus 93 93
Clustering 86 86
Urgency 77 77
Straining 62 62
Bowel frequency 57 57
Anal pendant expansion 53 53
Incomplete evacuation 42 42
Soiling 40 40
Perianal soreness/itching 36 36
Abdominal/rectal pain 31 31
Periodic bowel movements 19 19
Inability to distinguish between passing feces/wind 11 11