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can a colonic manometry pick up if you have contractions of your colon, but they are so disorganized that they are unable to move stool?

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Dr. Yoshimasa Makino
19 years experience Gastroenterology
Probably not...: "Colonic manometry" is typically limited to the anorectal region. Anorectal manometry is a test to evaluate bowel function in those with constipation or stool leakage. It is used to: 1) Check the strength of the anal sphincter muscles 2) Check the ability to sense stool within the rectum 3) Check the coordination between rectal and anal muscles Total colon manometry is still experimental
Answered on Sep 14, 2014
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