Anorectal Motility Study


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You may have a light breakfast and lunch.

NOTE FOR DIABETIC PATIENTS: You will be scheduled with an early morning appointment. Please advise your doctor managing your diabetic care that you are having this test. Your medication may be changed in preparation for this test.

For this study, a catheter will be placed in your rectum to measure the pressures of the sphincter muscle and test the ability of your sensing in this area.

Please take two Fleet Enemas at least 2 to 3 hours prior to your procedure appointment time.

Please arrive at the GI Lab on the 1st floor at Piedmont Hospital approximately 1 hour prior to study so that all the preliminary paperwork can be completed and we can begin the study on time.

If you are late by 30 minutes or greater, your appointment is subject to being rescheduled. Please register with the receptionist.

If you have any questions regarding these instructions, please feel free to call 404-605-2715. The results of this study will reach your physician’s office in 7 ­-10 days.

This is a Safe, simple and well­ tolerated study.

The physicians at Digestive Healthcare of Georgia are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In the interest of everyone’s health and safety we ask all patients and their guests who have a fever (100° or above), symptoms of a respiratory infection, or who may have traveled to a restricted country or may have been exposed to a person with known COVID-19, the flu or any other communicable disease to reschedule their appointments or procedures. You will not be charged for canceling/rescheduling your appointment. We will be following CDC and Georgia Department of Public Health’s recommendations for screening and management of patients. If you are at all concerned you may have a serious infectious disease, your best course of action is to seek care at your primary care physician’s office or local hospital’s emergency department.

We have implemented a telemedicine visit for our patients who are unable to be in the office for their appointment. Please call our office to schedule a telemedicine visit with your provider.