Manometry vs. Defecography

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TickledPinkTwice
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   Posted 4/18/2011 8:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I have Colonic Inertia this was diagnosed after a sitzmarker study came back abnormal. So he wanted me to do a defecography. I did this today and other than a small enterocele and small rectocele my pelvic floor looks great! After I meet with the Colo-Rectal surgeon next week he will be doing a manometry. My question is, what does a manometry check for that the defecography doesn't show? Are both necessary?

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suebear
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   Posted 4/18/2011 9:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Manometry measures the strength of your sphincter. The other test shows how emptying occurs.

Sue

TickledPinkTwice
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   Posted 4/18/2011 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, is it common for one to come back normal and the other to be abnormal? That is my concern!
26 years old
On going Chronic Constipation. Abdominal distention and painful gas started 2/2011.
2005 -Diagnosed with IBS and Hypothyroidism
March 2006- Colonoscopy,removed polyps
April 2011- Sitz Marker shows Colonic Inertia. Defecography shows small Rectocele and Enterocele but it is not effecting anything. Waiting on Manometry!

suebear
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   Posted 4/18/2011 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I imagine it's possible for one to be normal and one not to be. They are measuring different parts of your anatomy.

Sue
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