Cinedefecography is a radiologic evaluation of the functional status of the anus, rectum, and sigmoid. It is an important part of the physiologic evaluation of patients with constipation, pelvic organ prolapse, and rectal pain.

The dynamic evaluation of the defecation mechanism is an important tool in the overall investigation of evacuatory disorders. Defecography involves the instillation of a thick barium paste into the rectum as well as a water-soluble contrast into the vagina, with the subsequent radiographic imaging of evacuation. Both still and dynamic images are obtained with the patient seated on a radiolucent commode. Using standard fluoroscopic technique, the evacuation process is visualized and recorded with the aid of a videocassette recorder connected to the fluoroscopy device. Lateral X-ray films are taken during the different phases of the test, including resting, squeezing, and pushing. At the completion of the rectal emptying, static pictures are also taken to document the completion of evacuation of the contrast. From the still images, several measurements can be obtained.

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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