Expert Video - How is dyssynergic defecation diagnosed?

Gastroenterologist and constipation expert Dr. Satish Rao describes specific ways doctors can diagnose dyssynergic defecation, such as digital rectal examination and anorectal manometry. He also describes how the balloon expulsion test is done, and the value of defecography and colon transit studies in making a definite diagnosis of this condition.

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