Anorectal Manometry Preparation

This test is completed by a nurse and measures the muscle strength in the anal canal.

Read and follow the instructions below or download a PDF copy.

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How it is done

  • A small tube will be inserted into the rectum. There is a small balloon on the end of the tube.
  • Once it is placed into the rectum, the balloon will be inflated in intervals in order to measure pressures throughout the testing.
  • The test will take about 45 minutes.

How to prepare

  • There are NO dietary restrictions.
  • No sedation is given, so you do not need a driver.
  • Please complete 2 fleet enemas (sold over the counter) 2 hours prior to your test.
  • Arrive 30 minutes prior to scheduled time.
  • Test results will be given to you by your physician at a later date. Please allow 7 – 10 days for test results.


Call our office during regular business hours (8:00am to 4:30pm) at 614-754-5500.