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Imperforate anus

  • Alternative Names

    Anorectal malformation; Anal atresia

    • Anal opening very near the vaginal opening in girls
    • Missing or misplaced opening to the anus
    • No passage of first stool within 24 - 48 hours after birth
    • Stool passes out of the vagina, base of penis, scrotum, or urethra
    • Swollen belly area

    Signs and tests

    A doctor can diagnose this condition during a physical exam. Imaging tests may be recommended.