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Diagnosis of Fecal incontinence

Diagnostic Test list for Fecal incontinence:

The list of medical tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Fecal incontinence includes:

Tests and diagnosis discussion for Fecal incontinence:

The doctor will ask health-related questions and do a physical exam and possibly other medical tests.

  • Anal manometry checks the tightness of the anal sphincter and its ability to respond to signals, as well as the sensitivity and function of the rectum.

  • Anorectal ultrasonography evaluates the structure of the anal sphincters.

  • Proctography, also known as defecography, shows how much stool the rectum can hold, how well the rectum holds it, and how well the rectum can evacuate the stool.

  • Proctosigmoidoscopy allows doctors to look inside the rectum for signs of disease or other problems that could cause fecal incontinence, such as inflammation, tumors, or scar tissue.

  • Anal electromyography tests for nerve damage, which is often associated with obstetric injury.

(Source: excerpt from Fecal Incontinence: NIDDK)

Diagnosis of Fecal incontinence: medical news summaries:

The following medical news items are relevant to diagnosis and misdiagnosis issues for Fecal incontinence:


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