How to prepare for anorectal manometry

Anorectal manometry measures how strong the anal sphincter muscles are; as well as whether they relax during passage of stool. To prepare for anorectal manometry, do not eat or drink anything 2 hours before your procedure. Use Fleet® enema 2 hours before your...

How to prepare for esophageal manometry

  To prepare for esophageal manometry, do not eat or drink for 6 hours before the test. Only use essential medications the morning of your procedure. Esophageal manometry is used to evaluate difficulty swallowing, non cardiac chest pain and acid reflux. A...

How to prepare for upper endoscopy (EGD)

To prepare for an upper endoscopy, you need to stop solid food for eight hours or more. You may need to stop blood thinners up to 7 days before the test. You can take your essential medications like those for blood pressure the morning of your test. What is an upper...

Bland diet for digestive health problems

  Bland diet is a soft, non-spicy, low fiber diet. It is recommended for people with certain digestive conditions such as diverticulitis, pancreatitis, bowel obstruction, and colitis. Types of bland diet  Bland diets are clear liquid diet, low fiber diet and...

Distended. How to manage gas and bloating

Bloating is a sensation of increased abdominal pressure with or without visible abdominal distention.  Feeling distended is common. It affects 16% to 19% of people. Only half the people that complain of bloating actually have abdominal distention when examined by a...