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Is a anorectal manography used to help diagnose the cause of constipation and fecal incontinence?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes: Yes anorectal mono metric studies will give the clue for amor rectal dysfunction , dis-coordination of specter function . Cause of fecal incontinence . Is a simple out patient test
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
One test: This is one means to evaluate the anal sphincter for damage from childbirth, other injury. Or sphincter spam. There are many possible causes of constipation ; this is one test isolated to studying just the anal sphincter mechanism.
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: Anorectal manography or arm is commonly used to assess the function of the anus and rectum. This test can help determine if their is muscle weakness, nerve damage or interruption of the anal sphincter muscles. Endoanal ultra sound is often performed at the same time.

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