Is this Imperforate Anus?

  1. I believe I understand imperforate anus, but when an infant actually has an anus, or opening, but it just doesnt connect to the bowel, is it still called "imperforate anus" , or is this another condition entirely?
    In other words, the child appears to have an anus, but when you attempt to put a suppository, it only goes in a tiny distance.... kwim?
    If it is called imperforate anus, would this qualify as "low"???
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  3. by   BittyBabyGrower
    yes, you are correct. Just because there is an opening, doesn't mean it is patent.

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