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General Overview Of Oesophagual And Rectal Manometry

Have you been scheduled for a manometry test? According to the best gastroenterologist in West Bengal, patients with swallowing issues require an oesophagual manometry. Patients experiencing fecal incontinence or constipation may require a rectal manometry.

Undergoing these tests will help your healthcare provider with diagnosis and treatment. Book an appointment with the doctors at LivGastro for oesophagual testing and haemorrhoid ligation care.

What Is Oesophagual Manometry?

Oesophagual manometry is a test for the diagnosis of lower oesophagual sphincter impairments or oesophagual motor disorders. In layman’s terms, it checks how well your muscles are performing as food and liquids pass from your mouth to stomach. It is a diagnostic test that’s aimed at evaluating the function of oesophagus and its lower oesophagual sphincter (LES).

Oesophagual Manometry: Why Do Doctors Perform It?

LivGastro’s team of specialists may recommend you oesophagual manometry if you have symptoms that are related to oesophagual disorder. This is performed to see the functioning of the stomach and the oesophagus. Currently, it is also used to measure and detect various complications arising from an excessive pressure or lack of pressure in the colon or urethra.

Our doctors perform oesophagual manometry to diagnose conditions like:

  • Achalasia

It is arareillness that happensonce your lower oesophagual sphincter muscle does not relax well to allow food to enter your stomach. Achalasia can cause difficulty in swallowing and regurgitation of food back up into your throat.

  • Diffuse Oesophageal Spasm

The rare swallowing problem is characterised by many, forceful, and poorly co-ordinated muscle contractions of your oesophagus.

  • Scleroderma

In most people who suffer from this rare progressive condition, the muscles in the oesophagus can stop moving. This leads to severe gastroesophagual reflux.

Specialists may order oesophagual manometry if they suspect any problem with your LES or oesophagus. Some of the other symptoms that prompt testing include:

  • Chest pain
  • Heartburn
  • Acid reflux
  • Nausea after eating
  • The feeling of food being stuck in your chest
  • Pain or difficulty when swallowing

Preparing For The Test – Hear It From The Best Doctor In Kolkata

We advise you to not eat or drink anything for around eight hours before the oesophagual manometry. Make sure the last meal you have is light. Also, you must inform us about any medicines you are currently taking since they might interfere with the results of your test. Some medicines that can affect the results of this test are:

  • sedatives
  • nitrate products
  • calcium channel blockers
  • nitroglycerin products

Make sure you talk to your doctor beforehand to get complete restrictions about what you should do to get ready for the testing.

Oesophagual Manometry: What To Expect During The Test

During an oesophagual test:

  • We will apply a cream or spray a gel to numb the inside of your nostrils
  • Our doctor will guide a thin & lubricated tube into your nostril, pass it to the throat, and finally to the oesophagus
  • The pressure-sensitive catheter assesses the strength and co-ordination of your muscle contractions
  • Also, the catheter evaluates the strength and relaxation function of the lower oesophagual sphincter
  • Once the manometry is over, we will slowly remove the catheter.

Oesophagual manometry doesn’t necessitate sedation. Generally, we perform the test as an outpatient procedure. This means you can return to your daily activities instantly after the test.

What Is A Rectal Manometry?

Rectal manometry assesses the muscle movement of your anal sphincter. Furthermore, the test evaluates the rectum and the reflexes that are used for bowel movement. The test will help our doctor assess the exact cause and determine the right treatment for constipation or faecal incontinence. Visit our team of experts at LivGastro if you are looking for effective piles non-surgical treatment in Kolkata.

Rectal Manometry: Why Do Doctors Perform It?

We will perform rectal manometry for evaluating certain rectal malformations. Usually, the rectal and anal muscles tighten to hold in bowel movement and relax to pass it. So, if these muscles do not open or contract normally, it leads to faecal incontinence or constipation.

Preparing For The Test –Hear It From Haemorrhoid Ligation Specialists

The best gastroenterologist in West Bengal will ask you to prepare your body for rectal manometry. Doing this prep work is absolutely necessary to ensure there is no stool in your rectum during the procedure. Before undergoing this test, we will ask you to:

  • Not consume anything – be it food or liquid – after midnight, on the night before your test
  • Your bowels should be empty before the examination. Give yourself a fleet enema two to three hours prior to your appointment.

In most cases, rectal manometry doesn’t interfere with any medicines you may be taking at the moment. However, it is always better to ask your doctor if you can take your prescribed medicines the morning of the test.

What Happens During The Rectal Manometry?

You need to ensure your digestive tract is empty prior to the procedure. Our doctor may recommend you to do an enema at home. During the rectal manometry:

  • Ensure youlie down on your side
  • Our doctor will insert a small and flexible tube into your rectum. The tube will have a balloon attached to it.
  • Our specialist will inflate the balloon in your rectum to assess the reflexes.
  • We may ask you to relax, squeeze or push certain times during the entire procedure so that the doctor can measure the pressure of the sphincter measure.
  • You will be asked to indicate if you experience any feeling of distension or fullness in the rectum.
  • Once the test is complete, we will ask you to go home. You can restart your daily activities instantaneously.

Get Oesophagual Treatment & Haemorrhoid Ligation Care At LivGastro

Counted as the best gastroenterology hospital in Kolkata, LivGastro is committed to offering the utmost care to patients. We take immense pride in our diligent team of gastro surgeons, gastroenterologists, and radiologists. No matter whether you are suffering from oesophagus blockage or irregular stool and constipation, we have the expertise to diagnose your issue, treat oesophagus and offer haemorrhoid ligation.

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