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Defecography testing: How to prepare  
Abstract:  This handout explains a defecography test, which is an X-ray study of the bowels and how the rectum empties. It includes why this test is needed, how to prepare, what to expect, and the insurance code for the test.
Author: Urology Clinic
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2009, April 1, 2014
UWMC Availability:  Urology Clinic; Urology/4NE
General Topics:  Urinary and Reproductive System Disorders; Patient Care Procedures & Instructions; Diagnostic Tests
Specific Subject(s):  Rectum; Radiography; Bowel and Bladder Management
Language(s):  English
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Flyer
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
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