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Bowel Dysfunction

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Definition

Constipation has been described in 35–54% of patients with MS. It is caused by either slow colonic transit or abnormal rectal function. Another common symptom is bowel incontinence, which may occur in 29–51% of patients.

Keywords

Public Health Social Policy Common Symptom Colonic Transit Bowel Dysfunction 
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