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Table 3 Subjective findings before and 6 months after the sacrospinous ligament fixation

From: Fast track sacrospinous ligament fixation: subjective and objective outcomes at 6 months

  Preoperative Postoperative P-value
Vaginal bulge 94% (94/100) 47% (47/100) < 0.001
Urinary frequency 58% (58/100) 40% (39/96) 0.015
Urge incontinence 54% (53/99) 45% (46/103) 0.205
Stress incontinence 44% (44/99) 33% (32/97) 0.100
Anal straining 37% (36/97) 25% (24/96) 0.071
Insufficient Anal emptying 48% (48/98) 39% (37/95) 0.163
Anal incontinence 23% (23/98) 15% (14/96) 0.116
Sexually active 40% (40/100) 45% (41/91) 0.482
Sexually inactive due to vaginal bother 31% (19/60) 10% (5/49) 0.007
Pain at intercourse (sometimes or often) 34% (18/53) 17% (8/48) 0.045
Reduced sensitivity in the vagina 18% (18/98) 7% (6/90) 0.010
Vaginal soreness 27% (27/99) 16% (16/97) 0.067
  1. Data are presented as percent (number of women with the symptom/number of women who answered the specific question). Pre and postoperative data were compared using the Chi-square test