Anorectal manometry is used to evaluate the function and coordination of the sphincter and pelvic floor muscles of the anorectal anatomy. This test also assesses the measurement of resting and squeezing pressures, as well as the length of the anal canal.
Anorectal manometry may be performed to test for conditions such as: chronic constipation, fecal incontinence, rectal prolapse, or Hirschprung’s disease.
This test does not require sedation, so you may drive yourself home the procedure. You may also resume daily activities, diet, and medication immediately afterwards.