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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.

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Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati