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Anorectal manometry is a diagnostic test used to determine the performance of the anus and rectum. For patients suffering from pelvic floor issues such as constipation, anal abnormalities, fecal incontinence, etc. anorectal manometry can help. This simple procedure can identify the pressures and sensations in the anus and rectum to determine if the patient has normal function in the pelvic area.

Anorectal manometry is easy-to-use, affordable, and safe. In this non-invasive procedure, a catheter and a balloon are passed through the anus to the rectum to test pressures and sensations. The catheter is the size of a rectal thermometer which reduces adverse effects and minimizes risks. The information from the anorectal manometry is graphed to display the data which is then interpreted by Dr Mohiuddin .



What is Anorectal Manometry?

Anorectal manometry is a non-invasive diagnostic test used to determine the performance of the nerves and muscles of the anus and rectum. This simple procedure can identify the pressures and sensations in the anus and rectum to determine if the patient has normal function in the pelvic area.

Why is Anorectal Manometry Used?

Anorectal manometry is used to help diagnose and evaluate specific pelvic floor issues such as constipation, anal abnormalities, fecal incontinence, etc.

How is an Anorectal Manometry performed?

Anorectal manometry is easy-to-use, affordable, and only takes about 30 minutes. During an anorectal manometry test, a catheter and a balloon are passed through the anus and rectum to test the nerves and muscles. The catheter is the size of a rectal thermometer which reduces adverse effects and minimizes risks. Once the balloon is inserted into the rectum, a small machine connected to the catheter will record data. The information from the data is graphed to display the condition of the nerves and muscles in the anus and rectum.

What are the Risks of Anorectal Manometry?

Anorectal Manometry is a safe procedure with low risks. Complications are rare, because anorectal manometry is a non-invasive diagnostic test.

Learn more about the test from following video .

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