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Reinnervation after childbirth—a new paradigm for sensory bowel symptoms?
  1. Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  2. Hinchingbrooke Hospital
  3. Huntingdon, PE29 6NT, UK

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Visceral hypersensitivity has been identified as a significant feature in a proportion of patients with irritable bowel syndrome.1 Reinnervation following a difficult intrapartum episode may be an important contributory factor. Many benign pelvic symptoms may be interpreted as pain or discomfort in response …

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