Anorectal Manometry in Lubbock, TX

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Anorectal manometry is an exam that is done to evaluate the responses and strength of the muscles needed for having a normal bowel movement. The procedure is usually performed on clients who are struggling with fecal incontinence or constipation. The procedure examines the effectiveness of the anal sphincter muscles, the feeling in the rectum, and the reactions of the colon muscles. If you need an anorectal manometry procedure in Lubbock, TX, you can find a GI provider who can carry out this exam at your nearest Lubbock Digestive Disease Associates location.

You will have to “clear out” your large intestine before the examination. This can be done with a laxative, and abstaining from food 24 hours prior to your appointment. Your GI provider will communicate any other specific instructions you may have to complete before your exam.

You will not be sedated throughout the procedure. You will be asked to relax on your side, and a Lubbock Digestive Disease Associates nurse will gradually insert a small flexible pipe in and through your anal sphincter and into the rectum. You may feel moderately uncomfortable, however, you should feel no pain. Measurements will be taken of the response of your inner muscles and assessed by your GI provider. The exam could last between 10 to 20 minutes, and you will discuss the results with your specialist directly after. Following your anorectal manometry test in Lubbock, TX, you will be free to go home and resume your normal diet and activities.

Anorectal manometry is a relatively safe exam and is unlikely to cause any pain. While complications are unusual, some of the possible dangers are perforation (tearing) of the rectum, hemorrhage, and equipment breakdown. If you are averse to latex, you should inform your technician of your allergy before the exam is carried out.

If you or a family member battles with fecal incontinence or constipation, an anorectal manometry in Lubbock, TX could help assess the essential muscles that aid in standard bowel movements. This exam can help your gastroenterologist diagnose and manage diseases that could be stopping regular bowel movements. To learn more about this exam and other diagnostic tests for GI difficulties, request a consultation at a Lubbock Digestive Disease Associates location near you.

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