Just my story on the defocagram - you sit on this PVC type toilet with a trash bag as the "bowl" to catch the barium when you push it out. You're literally in the middle of the room - up off the floor and able to touch the ceiling if you wanted to.. all while sitting on the PVC toilet and they're taking a video of you trying to push out the barium paste (or lack thereof).
I haven't had surgery - it was testing to see what rectal issues I have. I have a rectocele (among other things) and the two surgeons I've visited with have not been super concerned with it.
Appendicitis, Terminal Ileitis, Crohn's, Celiac Disease, IBS-C, Chronic Constipation, Colonic Inertia, Rectocele, Anismus
Tests: 2 Colonoscopies, 2 CT scans, Sitzmark Test, Anorectal Manometry, Food Allergies, Thyroidism, Pudental Nerve Study, Defacogram, SMART Pill, Electromyogram, Celiac Panel, Small Bowel Study, Gastric Emptying Study - Solids
Pentasa, exercise, diet changes, pro-biotics, mineral oil, vitamins, laxatives, stool softeners, Miralax, Amitiza, anti-depressants , fiber supplements, water enemas, Fleet enemas, suppositories, mineral oil, phenergan, Zofran
Future: Biofeedback (beginning mid-July)
"You can either sit on the bench or get up and play"