Anorectal Physiology

T.Cristina Sardinha and Dana R. Sands

The last decade has brought a wealth of new information and methods for the evaluation of the structural and functional integrity of the anal sphincters and pelvic floor. Anal ultrasound, electromyography, pudendal nerve terminal motor latency assessment, anal manometry, and cinede-fecography have all been used to evaluate patients with a plethora of disease states. The etiology and subsequent treatment plans for functional disorders such as fecal incontinence, constipation, and anal pain syndromes are often delineated in the anorectal physiology laboratory. This chapter will focus on two integral parts of any anorectal physiologic evaluation, anal manometry and defecography.

Constipation Prescription

Constipation Prescription

Did you ever think feeling angry and irritable could be a symptom of constipation? A horrible fullness and pressing sharp pains against the bladders can’t help but affect your mood. Sometimes you just want everyone to leave you alone and sleep to escape the pain. It is virtually impossible to be constipated and keep a sunny disposition. Follow the steps in this guide to alleviate constipation and lead a happier healthy life.

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