Tests and treatments
Sphincter pressure test
What is it?
This procedure allows for the testing of sphincter function and the detection of any disturbed push mechanisms. It is a very safe procedure that is usually performed without any problems.
The test is conducted for incontinence and constipation due to issues with pushing.
Preparation and course of the procedure
- You will undergo the test as an outpatient (so, without hospital admission).
- Check in using your identity card at an e-kiosk in the atrium. Follow the instructions on the ticket you receive at the e-kiosk.
- You undergo the procedure while lying on your side. The scope is inserted approximately ten centimetres into the anus. Measurements are taken while at rest, while contracting the muscle, while pushing and while inflating a balloon.
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Latest publication date: 05/02/2021
Supervising author: Dr Vanderstraeten Erik