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Table. 1.

Symptom Profiles That Are Usually Reported by Patients Within Each Diagnostic Category (As Can Be Seen There Is Significant Overlap of Symptoms Between Patients From Each Category)

Symptom Slow transit constipation Dyssynergic defecation IBS-C Fecal incontinence Anorectal pain syndrome
Straining + ++ + +/– +/–
Hard stools ++ ++ + +/–
Incomplete evacuation +/– ++ +/– +
Infrequent bowel movement ++ ± + +/– +/–
Anal blockage +/– ++ +/– +/– +/–
Abdominal pain +/– +/– ++ +/–
Anal pain +/– ++
Diarrhea +
Stool leakage +/– ++
Anal pruritus +/– +/–
Digital maneuvers +/– ++ +/– +/– +/–

IBS-C, irritable bowel syndrome with predominant constipation; ++, strong feature of the condition; +, usually reported and present; +/–, may or may not be present; –, usually absent.

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