What is the purpose of anal manometry in the evaluation of suspected irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

Updated: Dec 11, 2019
  • Author: Jenifer K Lehrer, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Anal manometry may reveal a spastic response to rectal distention or other problems. For many patients with irritable bowel syndrome, endoscopy appropriately includes flexible sigmoidoscopy to assess for inflammation or distal obstruction.


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