Anorectal Manometry

Anorectal Manometry

ANORECTAL MANOMETRY

What is an Anorectal Manometry?

Anorectal manometry is a test to evaluate the rectum and the anal canal. It is one of the tests used for the evaluation of constipation and fecal incontinence. This test measures the pressures of the anal sphincter muscles, the sensation in the rectum, and the neural reflexes that are needed for normal evacuation of bowel movements.

You will need to fast for at least two hours before the test and give yourself an enema.
It takes about 30 minutes. You will lie on your side while a small, flexible tube with a balloon attached is inserted into the rectum. The small balloon is inflated in the rectum to assess the normal reflex pathways.

What is an Anorectal Manometry?

Anorectal manometry is a test to evaluate the rectum and the anal canal. It is one of the tests used for the evaluation of constipation and fecal incontinence. This test measures the pressures of the anal sphincter muscles, the sensation in the rectum, and the neural reflexes that are needed for normal evacuation of bowel movements.

You will need to fast for at least two hours before the test and give yourself an enema.
It takes about 30 minutes. You will lie on your side while a small, flexible tube with a balloon attached is inserted into the rectum. The small balloon is inflated in the rectum to assess the normal reflex pathways.

Schedule your appointment with us!

In order to reach a diagnosis, your doctor may order a specific procedure. Be sure to follow all the instructions provided to you by your doctor – both before and after your procedure. You can find out more about your procedure below.

Schedule your appointment with us!

In order to reach a diagnosis, your doctor may order a specific procedure. Be sure to follow all the instructions provided to you by your doctor – both before and after your procedure. You can find out more about your procedure below.

CENTRAL ARKANSAS GASTROENTEROLOGY CLINIC

212 Natural Resources Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205

501-664-7200

Mon-Fri: 8AM-5PM

CENTRAL ARKANSAS GASTROENTEROLOGY CLINIC

305 South Poplar Street
Searcy, AR 72143

501-664-7200

Weds: 9AM-4PM

CENTRAL ARKANSAS
GASTROENTEROLOGY CLINIC
Little Rock

212 Natural Resources Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205

501-664-7200

Mon-Fri: 8AM-5PM

CENTRAL ARKANSAS
GASTROENTEROLOGY CLINIC
Searcy

305 South Poplar Street
Searcy, AR 72143

501-664-7200

Weds: 9AM-4PM