What tests are used to diagnose constipation and fecal soiling?
In most cases, constipation and fecal soiling can be diagnosed after a health care provider completes a detailed history and physical examination. Occasionally other tests might be needed. These may include:
- Blood work
- Abdominal x-ray
- Barium enema
- Rectal biopsy
How do providers at Children’s Hospital Colorado make a diagnosis?
A diagnosis can usually be made at the first visit after a complete health history and physical examination.