Outlet dysfunction constipation

Symptoms of Outlet dysfunction constipation

The following features are indicative of Outlet dysfunction constipation:
  • incomplete attempts to evacuate
  • prolonged episodes on the toilet
  • rectal pain
  • posturing
  • digitations
  • enema dependency

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Common Causes of Outlet dysfunction constipation

The following are the most common causes of Outlet dysfunction constipation:
  • anismus
  • pelvic floor dysfunction
  • rectocele
  • rectal invagination
  • internal anal sphincter hypertonia
  • anal stenosis

Other Causes of Outlet dysfunction constipation

The following are the less common causes of Outlet dysfunction constipation:
  • fecal impaction
  • rectal cancer
  • anal cancer
  • Descending perineum syndrome

Risk Factors for Outlet dysfunction constipation

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Outlet dysfunction constipation:
  • pregnancy
  • childbirth
  • gynaecological descent
  • neurogenic disturbances

Prevention of Outlet dysfunction constipation

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Outlet dysfunction constipation.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Outlet dysfunction constipation

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Outlet dysfunction constipation:
  • Colon transit test: To evaluating disorders of colonic motility
  • Anorectal manometry: To measure anus and rectum contractility
  • Electromyography: To record electrical activity or visual display of muscle tissue
  • Barium defecography: To detect the shape and position of the rectum using X-ray

Complications of Outlet dysfunction constipation if untreated

It is not know if Outlet dysfunction constipation causes complications if left untreated.

Procedures for Treatment of Outlet dysfunction constipation

The following procedures are used to treat Outlet dysfunction constipation:
  • STARR (Stapled transanal resection of the rectum): To treat obstructed defecation syndrome
  • Rectopexy: To restore rectum in pelvis to its normal position

Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Outlet dysfunction constipation

The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Outlet dysfunction constipation:
  • Biofeedback therapy: To reduce stress and for muscle relaxation

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Outlet dysfunction constipation.

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