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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
What condition is associated with symptoms?
Diagnosis is a lower than normal pressure (less than 100) in the bowels. Symptoms include loss of bowel control. Dr. does not know name of condition and has not recommended a treatment. Do you know the name of the condition so I can research it?
Sounds like anal manometry was done and found low sphincter pressures. This simply means the anal sphincter is not strong. Sometimes this responds to physical therapy; other times surgery is needed to regain continence, especially if an operative or obstetric injury is present.
Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati