Help Your Patients Understand Anorectal Manometry With This One-Minute Video

Published on May 31, 2022

Patients are often uncertain and therefore, nervous about what to expect during their first anorectal manometry exam. Your team can help eliminate those fears by setting expectations ahead of time. Here is an informative, one-minute video that you can incorporate into your patient touchpoints prior to their visit.

Anorectal Manometry Patient Information

Video Transcript

Congratulations on taking your first step to treating your pelvic floor issues!

Let’s go through what anorectal manometry looks like and what to expect.

Anorectal manometry is a test performed to evaluate patients with constipation, incontinence, or other possible disorders that may involve your pelvic floor.

The test uses a flexible, soft-tip catheter, thinner than your little finger.

The catheter uses a small balloon to measure the pressure of your muscles, as well as sensations and reflexes needed for a bowel movement.

You will be asked to do 6 different maneuvers, like squeezing and pushing.

They are designed to give your doctor information about your pelvic floor.

You should be out of here in about 15 minutes!

Your doctor will contact you with their diagnosis and options for you.

Find more patient resources here.


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