Table 2

Patients with symptoms today , also presenting for patients asymptomatic pre-treatment
Symptom All Asymptomatica
nb %b na nb %b
Abdominal pain (n = 918) 81 8.8 432 14 3.2*
Flatulence (n = 897) 189 21 324 46 14*
Hard stool (n = 879) 95 11 708 43 6.1*
Soft stool (n = 926) 130 14 423 24 5.7*
Fatigue (n = 927) 202 22 349 42 12*
Weight loss (n = 903) 35 3.8 539 11 2.0*
Mood swings (n = 903) 56 6.2 689 13 1.9*
Depression (n = 913) 63 6.9 673 13 1.9*
Headache (n = 894) 77 8.6 742 21 2.8*
Joint pain (n = 897) 126 14 756 48 6.3*
Body pain (n = 897) 105 12 758 43 5.7*
Heartburn (n = 891) 51 5.7 691 16 2.3*
Nausea (n = 898) 26 2.9 762 12 1.6*
Vomiting (n = 910) 8 0.8 840 6 0.7
Skin rash (n = 898) 74 8.2 763 26 3.4*
Mouth ulcer (n = 904) 21 2.3 820 10 1.2*
Hair loss (n = 880) 20 2.3 843 9 1.1*

a Not reporting specific symptom pre-treatment.

b Reporting symptom today.

* Asymptomatic patients report fewer problems with symptom than symptomatic patients today.

Norström et al.

Norström et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2012 12:125   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-12-125

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