Vitamin D deficiency is associated with increased fecal incontinence symptoms

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Methods: This case–control study assessed women seen at a tertiary-care referral center. Participants were identified as having had a serum vitamin D level obtained within a year of their visit: cases were women presenting for care for FI symptoms; controls were women without any pelvic floor symptoms presenting to the same clinical site for general gynecologic care. Cases completed the Modified Manchester Health Questionnaire (MMHQ) and the Fecal Incontinence Severity Index to measure symptom severity and burden on QoL.
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    Author List

  • Parker-Autry CY; Gleason JL; Griffin RL; Markland AD; Richter HE
  • Start Page

  • 1483
  • End Page

  • 1489
  • Volume

  • 25
  • Issue

  • 11