Defecation is the ultimate stage in the process of digestion. A regular defecation regime is a marker of good health. The toxic wastes and unprocessed food items should get routinely expelled from the body. It is controlled voluntarily by healthy individuals. Any irregularity in bowel movement indicates underlying complications in the body which may sooner or later demand medical interventions. MRI Defecography plays a pivotal role in diagnosing the prevailing condition.
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What is MRI Defecography?
Why Does MRI Defecography Need to be Performed?
What are the Symptoms which Lead to MRI Defecography?
- ● Chronic Constipation: The patients complain of highly irregular and infrequent bowel movements. A gastroenterology report estimated that 10% of the Indian population suffers from chronic constipation.
- ● Need to exert too much pressure during defecation. It can even require fingering to assist the passing of stools.
- Solidified and hard stool.
- ● Faecal Incontinence: In such a situation, the patient finds it difficult to determine when there is a need to go to the toilet. The control over the defecation process is lost.
- ● Rectal Prolapse: It is a condition in which the rectum loses contact with the rest of the excretory system and often bulges outwards.
- ● Rectocele: The rectal wall protrudes beyond its limits.
- ● Bloatedness
- ● Incomplete excretion
The intensity of symptoms varies in every patient. As soon as these are diagnosed, the treatment and cure both get simplified.
How is the Need for MRI Defecography Diagnosed?
How is MRI Defecography Performed?
What Are the Result Associated with MRI Defecography?
What Are the Risk Associated with MRI Defecography ?
- ● Mild pain can be experienced when ultrasound jelly is inserted
- ● The sound of the MRI machine during imaging can be irritating.
- ● The warmth of the radio waves can make the patient uncomfortable.
- ● Laying down in a position conducive for the imaging to be carried out can be challenging for some patients.
- ● Claustrophobic patients should inform the doctor in advance.