Bowel Transit Time
Why It Is Done
Bowel transit time tests may be done to:
- Find the cause of constipation or the slow movement of food through the digestive tract.
- See if one place in your intestines is slowing down movement more than the rest of your intestines.
Bowel transit time tests are not done to find the cause of diarrhea.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference March 7, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology