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Anorectal Manometry

Digestive Disease Center of the Hudson Valley is the only Gastroenterology Practice in the Mid-Hudson Valley to offer High Resolution Esophageal and High Resolution 3D Anorectal Manometry.

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High resolution 3-D Anorectal manometry is a test used to evaluate the function and coordination of the anal sphincters and pelvic floor muscles. During the test, measurements of resting and squeeze pressures as well as the length of the anal canal. This test is used to evaluate the causes of and help diagnose conditions such as:

  • Chronic constipation
  • Fecal incontinence (inability to control bowel movements)
  • Rectal prolapse (condition where the rectum protrudes from the anus)
  • Hirschprung’s Disease (congenital condition where the nerves in the wall of the colon are missing)

This test is also used for pre-operative evaluations prior to rectal or anal surgery.

Preparing for Anorectal Manometry

  • Bowel Preparation instructions will be provided, which may include a special diet or use of enemas
  • Prior to the procedure, speak with your doctor regarding your prescription medications as they may need adjustment