Anorectal manometry is a medical procedure that measures the function and strength of the muscles in the anus and rectum. It is commonly used to evaluate patients with constipation, fecal incontinence, and other problems related to the lower gastrointestinal tract. The procedure involves the insertion of a thin, flexible tube into the rectum and anus. This tube, called a manometry probe, is connected to a computer that records the pressure and movement of the muscles in the rectum and anus. During the procedure, the patient may be asked to perform certain tasks, such as squeezing or relaxing the muscles in the anus, or bearing down as if having a bowel movement. These tasks help the healthcare provider evaluate the strength and coordination of the muscles in the anus and rectum. The results of the anorectal manometry test can help the healthcare provider diagnose the cause of the patient’s symptoms and determine the most appropriate treatment. Anorectal manometry is usually performed in a healthcare provider’s office or outpatient clinic and takes about 30 minutes to complete. It is generally a safe and painless procedure, although some patients may experience mild discomfort or embarrassment. The healthcare provider will explain the procedure to the patient and provide instructions on how to prepare for the test. It is important for the patient to follow these instructions and ask any questions they may have before the procedure begins.