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
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
- 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
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