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How does anorectal ultrasonography diagnose fecal incontinence?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Anorectal ultrasonography can help diagnose fecal incontinence by allowing your doctor to see video images of the inside of your rectum. Your doctor will need to insert a wand-like device into your anus in order to perform this exam. The anorectal ultrasonograph can help your doctor evaluate any structural damage to your rectum.

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