This animation provides an overview of dyssynergic defecation, including symptoms, causes, and how it is diagnosed and treated. You can learn about different tests for dyssynergic defecation, including manometry, balloon expulsion tests, defecography, and colon transit tests. You can also learn about the role of biofeedback in training people to develop healthy bowel movement patterns. If you think dyssynergic defecation might be causing your constipation, ask your healthcare provider about it.
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This educational activity has been developed by the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.
This activity is supported by independent educational grants from AbbVie, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals and Takeda.
This website is part of the Animated Patient™ series developed by Mechanisms in Medicine Inc., to provide highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their healthcare professionals for optimal outcomes.