Table 1

Results of biofeedback therapy for solitary rectal ulcer syndrome in 13 patients

Variable Before After
Need to strain136 (decreased in 3 of these)
Anal digitation114 (less frequently in 3 of these)
Sensation of incomplete evacuation118
Visits to toilet/24 hoursMedian 6Median 3
Time in toilet per visitMedian 30 minutesMedian 10 minutes
Passage of blood12 /12 (1 patient blind)5 (less frequently in 2 of these)
Passage of mucus12 /12 (1 patient blind)5 (less frequently in 3 of these)
Dependence on laxatives94