Topic: Tests, lower GI tract
By: Jose Cocjin, MD
Most people feel that a daily stool is a sign of good health at any age. Some people pay close attention to the frequency, size, and consistency of their children's stools. Any deviation from the expected norm is a source of concern and leads to a call or visit to the doctor's office. About 3% of visits to the pediatrician's office, and 25% of pediatric gastroenterology specialist visits, are for constipation. Functional fecal retention is the most common cause of childhood constipation.
Fact Sheet: Colon Manometry: Questions and Answers812
Your child is scheduled for a specialized test called colon manometry that will check the motility of the colon. This guide will help to prepare you and your child so that the experience is as successful as it can be.Topics: Anal, Rectal Disorders, Colonic inertia, Pseudo-obstruction, Hirschsprung's Disease, Motility, Tests, lower GI tract
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